Cadillac 2013 ATS Owner's manual

Cadillac 2013 ATS Owner's manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 30
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 104
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 168
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 214
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 377
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 398
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 408
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
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Introduction
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems,
slogans, vehicle model names, and
vehicle body designs appearing in
this manual including, but not limited
to, GM, the GM logo, the CADILLAC
Emblem, and CADILLAC ATS are
trademarks and/or service marks of
General Motors LLC, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on the vehicle
because of optional equipment that
was not purchased on the vehicle,
model variants, country
specifications, features/applications
that may not be available in your
region, or changes subsequent to
the printing of this owner manual.
Refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm the
features.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
Propriétaires Canadiens
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de
ce guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Using this Manual
To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the
back of the manual. It is an
alphabetical list of what is in the
manual and the page number where
it can be found.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General
Motors of Canada Limited” for
Cadillac Motor Car Division
wherever it appears in this manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 22990231 B Second Printing
Canadian Vehicle Owners
©
2015 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Introduction
Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
and what they mean. For more
information on the symbol, refer to
the Index.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do
Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let
this happen.”
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message,
gauge, or indicator.
Caution
M : Shown when the owner
manual has additional instructions
or information.
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
* : Shown when the service
manual has additional instructions
or information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio®Steering Wheel Controls
or OnStar (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
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3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 15
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Passenger Sensing System . . . 16
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 17
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 19
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . .
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . .
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Remote System . . . . .
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performance and Maintenance
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Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . .
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview
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1. Air Vents 0 212.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 160.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change Signals
0 164.
3. Tap Shift Controls (If
Equipped). See Manual Mode
0 241.
4. Cruise Control 0 256.
7. Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 107.
8. Infotainment 0 168.
9. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 163.
10. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 203 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control
System (Uplevel) 0 207.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 258
(If Equipped).
11. Hazard Warning Flashers
0 164.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 270 (If Equipped).
12. Heated Front Seats 0 62 (If
Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 106
(If Equipped).
13. Instrument Panel Storage
0 102 (If Equipped).
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249 (ATS-V).
Steering Wheel Controls 0 106.
5. Instrument Cluster 0 114.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 130.
6. Steering Wheel Controls 0 106
(If Equipped).
Wireless Charging Pad (If
Equipped) (Out of View). See
Wireless Charging 0 111.
14. Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249 (ATS).
Stop/Start Disable Button (If
Equipped). See Starting the
Engine 0 232.
7
Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Manual
Transmission). See Parking
Brake (Electric) 0 246 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 248.
MODE Button (ATS only) or «
/ª Button (ATS/V only). See
Driver Mode Control 0 251.
15. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 239 or Manual
Transmission 0 242 (If
Equipped).
16. Storage Bin. See Instrument
Panel Storage 0 102.
17. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 230.
18. Horn 0 107.
19. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 105.
20. Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 132
(If Equipped).
21. Parking Assist Button. See
Driver Assistance Systems
0 266.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 277
(If Equipped).
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22. Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Automatic
Transmission). See Parking
Brake (Electric) 0 246 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 248.
23. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 121.
24. Hood Release (Out of View).
See Hood 0 293.
25. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 165.
Initial Drive
Information
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
The RKE transmitter may be used
to lock and unlock the doors from up
to 60 m (197 ft) away from the
vehicle.
For more detailed information, refer
to each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle may have a fuel saving
stop/start system to shut off the
engine and help conserve fuel.
When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pushed, the
engine will restart.
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled using the
switch. See Starting the Engine
0 232.
With Remote Start Shown, Without
Similar
Q : Press to lock all doors.
K : Press to unlock the driver door
or all doors, depending on the
vehicle personalization settings.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
7 : Press and release to initiate
vehicle locator.
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Press and hold 7 for three seconds
to sound the panic alarm.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Press 7 again or start the vehicle to
cancel the panic alarm.
Remote start can be extended.
X : Press twice quickly to release
the trunk.
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
Press the key release button near
the bottom of the transmitter to
remove the key. The key can be
used for the driver door and the
glove box.
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
See Keys 0 30 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 31.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Remote Vehicle Start
Door Locks
If equipped, the engine can be
started from outside of the vehicle.
To lock or unlock a door manually:
. From the outside, if the vehicle
is equipped with Keyless
Access, press the button on the
door handle when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
is within range. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
3. Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
.
Use the key in the front driver
door, or if equipped, in the
passenger door key cylinder.
The key cylinder is covered by a
cap. See Door Locks 0 39.
.
From the inside, to lock a rear
door, if equipped, push down on
the door lock knob on top of the
door. To unlock a door, pull once
on the door handle to unlock it,
and again to open it.
Canceling a Remote Start
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
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Power Door Locks
From the outside, press Q or K on
the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
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Trunk
From the inside, press Q or K. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when locked. See Power
Door Locks 0 40.
Windows
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or with the shift lever in
P (Park). Press | from inside the
vehicle, press X twice quickly on
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, or press the touch pad
on the rear of the trunk above the
license plate after unlocking all
doors. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 31 and
Trunk 0 42.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to raise
it. The power windows only operate
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 235.
The power window switches on the
driver door control all the windows.
Each passenger door has a switch
that controls only that window.
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On coupe models, the windows will
lower to a predetermined position.
Press the switch again to lower the
window fully.
See Power Windows 0 49.
Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
.
Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
.
If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
V-Series Seat Adjustment
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.
Move Feature Select (1) to
display seat adjustments on the
center stack. Press and release
or hold to scroll through
features.
.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Rearward (3) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Down (4) to make
downward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Forward (5) to make
forward adjustments of the
selected feature.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 56.
High Performance Seat
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
High Performance Seat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Feature Select
Up
Rearward
Down
Forward
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Lumbar Adjustment
Bolster Adjustment
High Performance Seat
Base Seat
To adjust the lumbar and bolster
support, if equipped:
. Press and hold the adjustment
control forward or rearward to
increase or decrease lumbar
support.
. Press and hold the adjustment
control up or down to increase or
decrease seatback bolster
support, if equipped.
If equipped, to increase or decrease
the seatback bolster support, press
and hold the recliner control up
and down.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
lumbar support on the center
stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust lumbar
forward or rearward.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to
adjust lumbar support up
or down.
V-Series Bolster Support
4–Way Lumbar Support
To adjust lumbar support,
if equipped:
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Reclining Seatbacks
Cushion Bolster
To adjust cushion bolster support,
if equipped:
.
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
bolster support on the center
stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust bolster
support inward or outward.
Back Bolster Support
To adjust back bolster support,
if equipped:
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
upper back support on the
center stack.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust back
support forward or rearward.
Base Seat
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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Memory Features
Second Row Seats
The rear seatbacks can be folded
down to increase cargo space.
See Rear Seats 0 63.
Heated Seats
High Performance Seat
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 59.
If equipped, the 1, 2, SET, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door are
used to manually save and recall
memory settings for the driver seat
and outside mirrors.
Automatic Memory Recall and/or
Easy Exit Recall features may be
enabled in the vehicle
personalization menus to
automatically recall positions stored
to the 1, 2, and B buttons.
See Memory Seats 0 60 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base
Buttons Similar
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
Press J /M or z /L to heat the
driver or passenger seat cushion
and seatback.
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Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the heated seats are on
high, the level may automatically be
lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
See Heated Front Seats 0 62.
Auto Heated Seats
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the
heated seats at the level required by
the vehicle’s interior temperature.
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated seat level will be indicated
by the manual heated seat buttons
on the center stack. Use the manual
heated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated seats off.
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated seats feature will
not activate that seat. The auto
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heated seats feature can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the vehicle is on.
while keeping the seat and the head
restraint height in the proper
position.
The heated seats will not turn on
during a remote start unless they
are enabled in the vehicle
personalization menu.
See Head Restraints 0 54 and
Power Seat Adjustment 0 56.
Safety Belts
See Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Head Restraint
Adjustment
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
To achieve a comfortable seating
position, change the seatback
recline angle as little as necessary
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
. Safety Belts 0 65.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 66.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 67.
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In Brief
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 90.
Passenger Sensing
System
The passenger airbag status
indicator lights on the overhead
console are visible when the vehicle
is started. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 120.
The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors. See Folding Mirrors 0 48.
Mirror Adjustment
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view behind the vehicle.
Exterior Mirrors
Manual Rearview Mirror
Interior Mirrors
Adjustment
For vehicles with a manual rearview
mirror, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for nighttime
use to avoid glare from the
headlamps from behind. See
Manual Rearview Mirror 0 49.
United States
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror
Canada and Mexico
The passenger sensing system will
turn off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag under certain conditions. No
other airbag is affected by the
passenger sensing system. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 77.
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose
the driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
to deselect the mirror.
)
For vehicles with an automatic
dimming rearview mirror, the mirror
will automatically reduce the glare
from the headlamps from behind.
The dimming feature comes on
when the vehicle is started. See
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
0 49.
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Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
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Interior Lighting
Dome Lamp
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to
tilt the steering wheel up
or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 60.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR : The lamp comes on when
a door is opened.
ON : Turns the lamp on.
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Reading Lamps
Sedan
There are front and rear reading
lamps. These lamps come on when
any door is opened.
Press
or off.
m or n to turn the lamps on
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 165.
Exterior Lighting
The rear reading lamps are over the
rear passenger doors.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
Coupe
The front reading lamps are in the
overhead console.
Press
or off.
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
m or n to turn the lamps on
Turn the control to the following
positions:
The rear reading lamps are in the
headliner.
O : Turns off the exterior lamps.
The knob returns to the AUTO
position after it is released. Turn to
O again to reactivate the AUTO
mode. In Canada, the headlamps
will automatically reactivate when
the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park)
on automatic transmission vehicles,
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and when the parking brake is
released on manual transmission
vehicles.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
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Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the INT position to
deactivate Rainsense.
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
To turn the Rainsense feature on or
off, see “Rain Sense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
5 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 160
and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
0 163.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
move the lever to select the wiper
speed.
INT : Use this setting for intermittent
wipes or Rainsense™, if equipped.
For intermittent wipes, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT. Turn
the x INT band up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes.
If equipped with Rainsense and the
feature is enabled in vehicle
personalization, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT and
turn the x INT band to adjust the
sensitivity to moisture.
. Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
. Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the lever down. For several wipes,
hold the lever down.
n L : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 107.
Climate Controls
If equipped with one of these
systems, it controls the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
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Base
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
7. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
2. Fan Control
8. Recirculation
3. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
9. Rear Window Defogger
4. Air Delivery Mode Control
10. Defrost
5. OFF (Fan)
11. AC (Air Conditioning)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system,
and voice or speech recognition.
There is also information on settings
and downloadable applications (if
equipped).
Uplevel
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
2. Fan Control
3. OFF (Fan)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
5. Recirculation
6. Rear Window Defogger
7. Defrost
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 203 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control System
(Uplevel) 0 207.
Transmission
Driver Shift Control (DSC) or Tap
Shift
Vehicles equipped with DSC allow
shifting an automatic transmission
similar to a manual transmission.
DSC can be enabled through the
shift lever, or the tap shift controls
on the back of the steering wheel (if
equipped). See Manual Mode 0 241.
Radio(s)
O : Press to turn the system on and
off. Turn to increase or decrease the
volume.
RADIO : Press to choose between
FM, AM, and SiriusXM®,
if equipped.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
MENU : Press to select a menu.
MEDIA : Press to change the audio
source between CD, USB, SD Card,
and AUX.
7 : Press to seek the previous
station or track.
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6 : Press to seek the next station
or track.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service
See Overview 0 170 about these
and other radio features.
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to
coast, and in digital-quality sound.
A fee is required to receive the
SiriusXM service.
Favorites
Favorites can be stored including
radio stations and media.
To display the favorites page, press
the FAV button on the radio
faceplate. Continue pressing the
FAV button to toggle through the
remaining visible favorite pages.
See “Manage Favorites” in “Radio
Setup” under Home Page 0 171.
Setting the Clock
For more information refer to:
. www.siriusxm.com or call
1-866-635-2349 (U.S.).
. www.xmradio.ca or call
1-877-209-0079 (Canada).
See Clock (Base Radio) 0 109 or
Clock (Uplevel Radio) 0 109.
See Satellite Radio 0 176.
Satellite Radio
This vehicle has a 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
auxiliary input and a USB port in the
center console under the armrest,
and if equipped, one USB port in the
storage behind the climate control
system. See Instrument Panel
Storage 0 102. External devices
such as iPods®, laptop computers,
MP3 players, CD changers, and
Vehicles with a SiriusXM® satellite
radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM
satellite radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
Portable Audio Devices
USB storage devices may be
connected, depending on the audio
system.
See Auxiliary Jack 0 184 and USB
Port 0 181.
Bluetooth®
The Bluetooth system allows users
with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
to make and receive hands-free
calls using the vehicle audio system
and controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
must be paired with the in-vehicle
Bluetooth system before it can be
used in the vehicle. Not all phones
will support all functions.
See Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) 0 192 or Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition) 0 196 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 191.
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Steering Wheel Controls
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Press or press and hold to go to the
next or previous track when
listening to a media source.
These buttons can be configured,
see Instrument Cluster 0 114.
x + or x − : Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 106.
Cruise Control
If equipped with audio steering
wheel controls, some audio controls
can be adjusted at the steering
wheel.
g : Press to talk or interact with
OnStar® and Bluetooth®. See
OnStar Overview 0 411 and
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
0 192 or Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition) 0 196 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 191.
i : Press to decline an incoming
call, or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system.
S or T : Press the five-way control
to the left or right to go to the
previous or next area in the display
or to the previous or next menu.
y or z : Press the five-way
control up or down to go up or down
in a list. Press to go up or down
a page.
SEL : Press to select a highlighted
menu item.
C or B : Press or press and hold
to go to the next or previous favorite
or seek a station when listening to
the radio.
J : Press to turn the system on
and off. A white cruise control
indicator appears in the instrument
cluster when cruise is turned on.
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+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume to that speed or hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press +RES up to
the first detent. To increase speed to
the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press +RES up to the
second detent.
SET− : Press the control down
briefly to set the speed and activate
cruise control. If cruise control is
already active, use to decrease
vehicle speed. To decrease speed
by 1 km/h (1 mph), press SET−
down to the first detent. To decrease
speed to the next 5 km/h (5 mph)
mark on the speedometer, press
SET− down to the second detent.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control 0 256 or
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 258 (if
equipped).
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 130.
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. FCA provides a
green indicator, V, when a vehicle
is detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a
vehicle much too closely. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a flashing red
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 270.
y or z : Press to move up or
down in a list.
S or T : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL : Press to open a menu or
select a menu item. Press and hold
to reset values on certain screens.
Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it also has FAB,
which includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
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crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
See Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 273.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert as the lane marking is crossed.
The system will not assist or alert if
it detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 276 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
0 277.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside side mirror and will flash if
the turn signal is on. The Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system is
included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
0 274 and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
0 275.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle on the
center stack display when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse) to
aid with parking and low-speed
backing maneuvers.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 266.
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Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system uses
a triangle with an arrow displayed
on the RVC screen to warn of traffic
behind your vehicle that may cross
your vehicle's path while in
R (Reverse). In addition, beeps will
sound, or the driver seat will pulse.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 266.
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking
Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the
rear bumper to assist with parking
and avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). It operates at speeds
less than 8 km/h (5 mph). RPA may
display a warning triangle on the
Rear Vision Camera screen and a
graphic on the instrument cluster to
provide the object distance. In
addition, multiple beeps or seat
pulses may occur if very close to an
object.
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The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 266.
Rear Automatic Braking
(RAB) System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the RAB
system, which is designed to help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
backing crashes when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse). If the
system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash
with a detected object behind your
vehicle in your path, it may
automatically brake hard to a stop.
The vehicle has two accessory
power outlets:
. Inside the front storage bin
below the climate control
system.
. On the rear of the center floor
console.
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because
of the steps involved, it may be
helpful to have another person
available to assist you with
programming the Universal Remote
system.
Universal Remote System
See Universal Remote System
0 156.
Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
Sunroof
If equipped, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START or ACC/
ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) must be
active, to operate the sunroof. See
Ignition Positions 0 230 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
0 235.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 266.
Power Outlets
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
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Express Open/Express Close :
Press the rear or front of the
switch (1) to the second detent and
release to express open or express
close the sunroof.
Vent Feature : Press the rear of the
switch (2) and release to express
open the vent. Press the front of the
switch (2) and release to express
close the vent.
Manually open the sunshade.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
Open/Close : Press the rear or
front of the switch (1) to the first
detent and hold to open or close the
sunroof.
See Sunroof 0 52.
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Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The traction control system limits
wheel spin. The system is on when
the vehicle is started.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system is on when the vehicle is
started.
. To turn off traction control, press
and release g on the center
console (ATS) or the steering
wheel (ATS-V). i illuminates in
the instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 143.
.
Press and release g again to
turn traction control back on.
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In Brief
To turn off both Traction Control
and StabiliTrak, press and hold
g on the center console (ATS)
or the steering wheel (ATS-V)
until g and i illuminate in the
instrument cluster. The
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 143.
Press and release g again to
turn on both systems.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
The vehicle has Driver Mode
Control and may have Competitive
Driving Mode. See Driver Mode
Control 0 251 and Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
See Tire Pressure Monitor System
0 341.
Engine Oil Life System
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in
pressure of one of the vehicle's
tires. If the warning light comes on,
stop as soon as possible and inflate
the tires to the recommended
pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 226. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the
tire pressures are getting low and
the tires need to be inflated to the
proper pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time
to change the engine oil and filter.
The oil life system should be reset
to 100% only following an oil
change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Using the DIC controls on the
right side of the steering wheel,
display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130.
When remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message will appear on
the display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 138.
2. Press SEL on the DIC controls
and hold SEL down for a few
seconds to clear the CHANGE
ENGINE OIL SOON message
and reset the oil life at 100%.
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Be careful not to reset the oil
life display accidentally at any
time other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
.
Brake gradually and avoid
abrupt stops.
Roadside Service
.
Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
.
Always follow posted speed
limits or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
.
Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with
the same TPC Spec number
molded into the tire's sidewall
near the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 303.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel
mileage. Here are some driving tips
to get the best fuel economy
possible.
. Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are
automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Service Program.
See Roadside Service 0 401.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 37
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 41
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety Locks (Sedan Only) . . . . 42
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . .
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45
46
46
47
48
48
48
48
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 49
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with
a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be
seriously injured or killed. They
could operate the power windows
or other controls or make the
vehicle move. The windows will
function with the RKE transmitter
in the vehicle, and children or
others could be caught in the path
of a closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with an RKE
transmitter.
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To remove the key, press the button
near the bottom of the transmitter,
and pull the key out. Never pull the
key out without pressing the button.
See your dealer if a new key is
needed.
Contact Roadside Service if locked
out of the vehicle. See Roadside
Service 0 401.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 411.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door and glove box.
If there is a decrease in the RKE
operating range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
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.
Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The RKE transmitter functions may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Keep in mind that other conditions,
such as those previously stated, can
impact the performance of the
transmitter.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
With Remote Start Shown, Without
Similar
Q (Lock) : Press to lock all doors.
The turn signal indicators may flash
and/or the horn may sound to
indicate locking. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and enabled through the
vehicle personalization, all doors will
lock and then the driver door will
immediately unlock. SeeVehicle
Personalization 0 148. If the
passenger door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors lock.
Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
0 45.
engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
K (Unlock) : Press to unlock the
driver door or all doors. When
remotely unlocking the vehicle at
night, the headlamps and back-up
lamps will come on for about
30 seconds to light your approach to
the vehicle. The turn signal
indicators may flash to indicate
unlocking.
7 (Vehicle Locator/Panic
Alarm) : Press and release to
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps
three times. Press and hold 7 for
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. The horn sounds and the
turn signal lamps flash for
30 seconds, or until 7 is pressed
again or the vehicle is started.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
0 45.
X(Remote Trunk Release) : Press
twice quickly to release the trunk.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148
Some vehicles have the Keyless
Access system that lets you lock
and unlock the doors and access
the trunk without removing the RKE
transmitter from your pocket, purse,
briefcase, etc. The RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the door
being opened. If the vehicle has this
feature, there will be a button on the
outside door handles.
/ (Remote Start) : If equipped,
press and release Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds to start the
Keyless Access Operation
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Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Passenger Doors
The Keyless Access system can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
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Driver Door Shown, Passenger
Similar
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than
five seconds since the first lock/
unlock button press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on a passenger
door handle will unlock all doors.
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
If equipped with Keyless Access,
the vehicle will lock several seconds
after all doors are closed if the
vehicle is off and at least one RKE
transmitter has been removed or
none remain in the vehicle.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the
doors may lock with the RKE
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transmitter inside the vehicle. Do
not leave the RKE transmitter in an
unattended vehicle.
Temporary Disable Passive
Locking Feature
Temporarily disable the passive
locking by pressing and holding K
on the interior door switch with a
door open for at least four seconds,
or until three chimes are heard.
Passive locking will then remain
disabled until Q on the interior door
is pressed, or until the vehicle is
turned on.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
Keyless Trunk Opening
Press the touch pad on the trunk to
open the trunk if the RKE
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed
to the vehicle will work. If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased and
programmed through your dealer.
The vehicle can be reprogrammed
so that lost or stolen transmitters no
longer work. Each vehicle can have
up to eight transmitters matched
to it.
3. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 39.
Insert the vehicle key into the
key lock cylinder on the driver
door handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY TO
LEARN ELECTRONIC KEY #2,
3, 4, ETC.
Programming with a Recognized
Transmitter
A new transmitter can be
programmed to the vehicle when
there is one recognized transmitter.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from
the recognized transmitter.
2. Place the recognized
transmitter(s) in the cupholder.
4. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The
center console storage area
will need to be opened to
access the transmitter pocket.
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5. Press the ENGINE START/
STOP button. When the
transmitter is learned, the DIC
display will show that it is ready
to program the next transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press K or Q on the
transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for approximately
12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7. Return the vehicle key back
into the transmitter.
Programming without a
Recognized Transmitter
If there are no currently recognized
transmitters available, follow this
procedure to program up to eight
transmitters. This feature is not
available in Canada. This procedure
will take approximately 30 minutes
to complete. The vehicle must be off
and all transmitters to be
programmed must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from
the transmitter.
2. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 39.
Insert the vehicle key into the
key lock cylinder on the driver
door handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
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will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the
next steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE
# 1.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE
LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN
and then press the ENGINE
START/STOP button.
The DIC display will again
show REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
5. Place the new transmitter in
the transmitter pocket. The
center console storage area
will need to be opened to
access the transmitter pocket.
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6. Press the ENGINE START/
STOP button. When the
transmitter is learned, the DIC
display will show that it is ready
to program the next transmitter.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the center console
storage area and the
storage tray.
7. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press K or Q on the
transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for approximately
12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
8. Return the vehicle key back
into the transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display a message
when you try to start the vehicle.
See Key and Lock Messages 0 139.
Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral), press the brake
pedal and the ENGINE START/
STOP button.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
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/ (Remote Vehicle Start) : This
button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a
remote start. The rear window
defogger may come on during
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear defog indicator
light does not come on during
remote start.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using a flat tool
inserted into the bottom center
of the transmitter. Do not use
the key slot.
3. Remove the old battery. Do not
use a metal object.
4. Insert the new battery on the
back housing, positive side
facing down. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Align the front and back
housing then snap the
transmitter together.
Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, this feature allows the
engine to be started from outside
the vehicle.
If the vehicle has heated seats, they
may come on during a remote start.
See Heated Front Seats 0 62.
Laws in some local communities
may restrict the use of remote
starters. For example, some laws
may require a person using remote
start to have the vehicle in view.
Check local regulations for any
requirements.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
The RKE transmitter range may be
less while the vehicle is running.
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Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 31.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
This confirms the request to
remote start the vehicle has
been received.
During the remote start, the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the
ignition is put in ON/RUN/
START.
3. Press the brake pedal and
select the ON/RUN/START
ignition mode to drive the
vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while
the engine is still running. An
extension can be requested,
30 seconds after starting. This
provides a total of 20 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then
back off.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
. The transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The hood is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature
is too high.
Canceling a Remote Start
.
The oil pressure is low.
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
.
Two remote vehicle starts or a
start with an extension have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a remote start with an extension,
are allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle's ignition must be
changed to ON/RUN/START and
then back to OFF before the remote
start procedure can be used again.
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
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Door Locks
{ Warning
Unlocked doors can be
dangerous.
. Passengers, especially
children, can easily open
the doors and fall out of a
moving vehicle. The chance
of being thrown out of the
vehicle in a crash is
increased if the doors are
not locked. So, all
passengers should wear
safety belts properly and the
doors should be locked
whenever the vehicle is
driven.
. Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child
can be overcome by
extreme heat and can suffer
permanent injuries or even
death from heat stroke.
Always lock the vehicle
whenever leaving it.
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Keyless Access
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when slowing or stopping
the vehicle. Lock the doors
to help prevent this from
happening.
Inside the Vehicle
On the rear doors, if equipped, push
down on the door lock knob to lock
the door manually. Pull once on the
door handle to unlock the door and
again to open the door.
Press the power door lock switch to
lock or unlock all doors
automatically. See Power Door
Locks 0 40.
Outside the Vehicle
Use the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, the key cylinder
on the driver front door, or the key
cylinder on the passenger front
door, if equipped. The key cylinder
is covered with a cap.
If equipped, use the Keyless Access
system to lock and unlock the door.
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the driver door handle, press the
lock/unlock button. When unlocking
from the driver door, the first press
unlocks that door; press again
within five seconds to unlock all
passenger doors. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
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Key Cylinder Access
To replace the cap:
Power Door Locks
To access the key cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle to the
open position.
2. Insert the key into the slot on
the bottom of the cap and pry
outward.
3. Move the cap rearward and
remove.
Pull the door handle open and insert
the tabs (1) on the rear of the cap
into the space between the seal (2)
and the metal base (3). Snap into
place.
Q (Lock) : Press to lock the doors.
The indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
K (Unlock) : Press to unlock the
doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the actual
locking of the doors until
five seconds after all doors are
closed.
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Delayed locking can only be turned
on when the Unlocked Door Anti
Lockout feature has been turned off.
When Q is pressed on the power
door lock switch with the door open,
a chime will sound three times
indicating that delayed locking is
active.
The doors will then lock
automatically five seconds after all
doors are closed. If a door is
reopened before five seconds have
elapsed, the five-second timer will
reset once all the doors are closed
again.
Press Q on the door lock switch
again, or press Q on the RKE
transmitter, to override this feature
and lock the doors immediately.
Delayed locking can be
programmed through the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Automatic Door Locks
The vehicle is programmed so that
when the doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the shift lever is
moved out of P (Park) for automatic
transmissions, or the vehicle speed
is above 13 km/h (8 mph) for
manual transmissions, the doors
will lock.
To unlock the doors:
. Press an unlock switch on
a door.
. For vehicles with an automatic
transmission, shift the
transmission into P (Park).
. For vehicles with a manual
transmission, turn the vehicle off.
The power door locks can be
programmed through the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START
with the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter in the
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vehicle and the power door lock
switch is pressed with the driver
door open, all the doors will lock
and only the driver door will unlock.
If the vehicle is off with the RKE
transmitter in the vehicle and the
power door lock switch is pressed
with the driver door open, all the
doors will lock and only the driver
door will unlock after closing all of
the doors.
This feature can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
When this feature is on and door
locking is requested with the driver
door open, all doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
driver door must be closed before
locking is requested for all doors to
remain locked. When this feature is
off, the Delayed Door Lock menu
will be available.
This feature can also be
programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
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Safety Locks
(Sedan Only)
Press v { to activate the safety
locks on the rear doors. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
The rear door power windows are
also disabled. See Power Windows
0 49.
Press v { again to deactivate the
safety locks.
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
If an inside rear door handle is
being pulled at the same time the
safety lock is deactivated, only that
door will remain locked and the
indicator light may flash. Release
the handle, then press the safety
lock twice to deactivate the safety
locks.
Doors
Trunk
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate or trunk/hatch open,
or with any objects that pass
through the seal between the
body and the trunk/hatch or
liftgate. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air
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Trunk Lock Release
and set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
.
If the vehicle is equipped
with a power liftgate, disable
the power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 238.
.
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park).
.
.
| on the driver door.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
RKE transmitter.
Press the touch pad on the rear
of the trunk above the license
plate when all doors are
unlocked.
If equipped with Keyless Access,
the trunk may also be opened while
the vehicle is locked by pressing the
touch pad on the rear of the trunk
above the license plate while the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the rear of the vehicle.
If the vehicle is ever without power,
the trunk area can still be accessed.
To access by the rear seat
pass-through door, if equipped:
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1. Fold the rear armrest down and
open the pass-through door.
See Rear Seat Pass-Through
Door 0 65.
Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the
emergency trunk release
handle. See “Emergency Trunk
Release Handle” following.
After use, return to the stored
position.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the trunk.
To access by the folding the rear
seat, if equipped:
1. Fold down the rear seatback.
See Rear Seats 0 63.
2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the
emergency trunk release
handle.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the trunk.
There is a glow-in-the-dark
emergency trunk release handle on
the trunk lid. This handle will glow
following exposure to light. Pull the
release handle to open the trunk
from the inside.
Caution
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage
the handle.
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Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured
during the delay to arm the system.
Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the trunk
is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
The indicator light, on the
instrument panel near the
windshield, indicates the status of
the system.
Off : Vehicle system is disarmed.
.
Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press the
interior Q.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the
alarm system is operating.
Pressing Q on the RKE
transmitter a second time will
bypass the 30-second delay
and immediately arm the alarm
system.
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The vehicle alarm system will not
arm if the doors are locked with
the key.
If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not
started, or the door is not unlocked
by pressing K on the RKE
transmitter during the 10-second
pre-alarm, the alarm will be
activated.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the trunk, or the
hood is opened without first
disarming the system. When the
alarm is activated, the turn signals
flash and the horn sounds for about
30 seconds. the alarm system will
then re-arm to monitor for the next
unauthorized event.
Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated,
do one of the following:
.
Press
K on the RKE transmitter.
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.
Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
Power Sounder and Inclination
Sensor
.
Start the vehicle.
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder and inclination sensor.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the
Keyless Access system.
Unlocking the driver door with the
key will not disarm the system or
turn off the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps and
the lights flash three times, a
previous alarm occurred while the
system was armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
See Security Messages 0 145.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an
alarm if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.
The inclination sensor can set off
the alarm if it senses movement of
the vehicle, such as a change in
vehicle orientation.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the pushbutton start
is activated to enter the ACC/
ACCESSORY mode or the ON/
RUN/START mode and a valid
transmitter is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched
RKE transmitter will start the
vehicle. If the transmitter is ever
damaged, you may not be able to
start your vehicle.
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When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light comes on briefly when
the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN/START, OFF), and the RKE
transmitter appears to be
undamaged, try another transmitter.
Or, you may try placing the
transmitter in the transmitter pocket
located in the center console. See
Key and Lock Messages 0 139.
If the ignition modes will not change
with the other transmitter, your
vehicle needs service. If the ignition
does change modes, the first
transmitter may be faulty. See your
dealer.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 31.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
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Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors
Caution
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you
cut too sharply into the right lane,
you could hit a vehicle on the
right. Check the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from
the driver seat.
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Power Mirrors
Memory Mirrors
The vehicle may have exterior
memory mirrors. See Memory Seats
0 60.
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
The vehicle may have Side Blind
Zone Alert. See Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) 0 274.
Turn Signal Indicator
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose
the driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
to deselect the mirror.
)
Exterior Automatic Dimming
Mirror
If equipped, the driver side exterior
automatic dimming mirror will
automatically adjust for the glare of
headlamps behind.
If equipped with turn signal
indicators on the mirror housings,
the indicator will flash when a turn
signal or the hazard warning
flashers are used.
Folding Mirrors
Manual Folding Mirrors
The mirrors can be folded inward
toward the vehicle to prevent
damage when going through an
automatic car wash. Push the mirror
outward to return it to the original
position.
Heated Mirrors
= (Rear Window Defogger) :
Press to heat the mirrors.
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 203 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control System
(Uplevel) 0 207.
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts
to a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This
allows the curb to be seen when
parallel parking.
The mirror(s) return to the original
position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about
30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
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Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror. Use a soft towel
dampened with water.
Manual Rearview Mirror
If equipped with a manual rearview
mirror, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for nighttime
use to avoid glare from the
headlamps from behind.
Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless
adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows
closed in warm or hot weather.
They can be overcome by the
extreme heat and suffer
permanent injuries or even death
from heat stroke.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
If equipped, automatic dimming
reduces the glare of headlamps
from behind. The dimming feature
comes on when the vehicle is
started.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
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pulsing sound when either rear
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the
sound, open either a front window
or the sunroof, if equipped.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously
injured or killed if caught in the
path of a closing window. Never
leave the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter in a vehicle with
children. When there are children
in the rear seat, use the window
lockout switch to prevent
operation of the windows. See
Keys 0 30.
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On coupe models, the windows will
lower to a predetermined position.
Press the switch again to lower the
window fully.
Express-Down/Up Windows
Windows with the express feature
allow the windows to be raised and
lowered all the way without holding
the switch.
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Press or pull the switch fully and
release it to activate the express
feature.
The power windows only operate
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 235.
The express mode can be canceled
by briefly pressing or pulling the
switch.
The power window switches on the
driver door control all the windows.
Each passenger door has a switch
that controls only that window.
If any object is in the path of the
window when the express-up is
active, the window will stop at the
obstruction and auto-reverse to a
preset factory position. Weather
conditions such as severe icing may
also cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will return
to normal operation after the
obstruction or condition is removed.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to
raise it.
Express Window Anti-Pinch
Feature
Express Window Anti-Pinch
Override
{ Warning
If express override is activated,
the window will not reverse
automatically. You or others could
be injured and the window could
be damaged. Before you use
express override, make sure that
all people and obstructions are
clear of the window path.
The anti-pinch feature can be
overridden when the ignition is in
ON/RUN/START. Hold the window
switch all the way up to the second
position. The window will go up for
as long as the switch is held. Once
the switch is released, the express
mode is reactivated.
In this mode, the window can close
on an object in its path. Use care
when using the override mode.
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Programming the Power
Windows
Window Lockout (Sedan Only)
To use the lighted mirror, lift the
cover.
To program:
2. Press down the power window
switch until the window is
fully open.
3. Pull the power window switch
up until the window is fully
closed.
4. Continue holding the switch up
for approximately two seconds
after the window is completely
closed.
The window is now reprogrammed.
Repeat the process for the other
windows.
Sun Visors
Pull the visor toward you, or move it
to the side to help reduce glare.
If the vehicle battery has been
recharged or disconnected, or is not
working, the front power windows
may need to be reprogrammed for
the express-up feature to work.
Before reprogramming, replace or
recharge the vehicle battery.
1. With the ignition in ON/RUN/
START or ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when RAP is active, close
all doors.
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This feature prevents the rear
passenger windows from operating,
except from the driver position.
Press v { to activate the window
lockout. The indicator light in the
switch will illuminate when
activated.
The rear door safety locks are also
activated. See Safety Locks (Sedan
Only) 0 42.
Press v { again to deactivate the
lockout switch.
If the indicator light flashes, the
feature may not be working properly.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Roof
Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN/START
or ACC/ACCESSORY, or in
Retained Accessory Power (RAP),
to operate the sunroof. See Ignition
Positions 0 230 and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 235.
Open/Close : Press the rear or
front of the switch (1) to the first
detent and hold to open or close the
sunroof.
Express Open/Express Close :
Press the rear or front of the
switch (1) to the second detent and
release to express open or express
close the sunroof.
Vent Feature : Press and hold the
front of the switch (2) to vent the
sunroof. The sunshade must be
manually opened. Press and hold
the rear of the switch (2) to close
the sunroof vent.
Anti-Pinch Feature
If an object is in the path of the
sunroof when it is closing, the
anti-pinch feature will detect the
object and stop the sunroof from
closing at the point of the
obstruction. The sunroof then
retracts away from the object.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
Dirt and debris may collect on the
sunroof seal or in the track. This
could cause an issue with sunroof
operation or noise. It could also plug
the water drainage system.
Periodically open the sunroof and
remove any obstacles or loose
debris. Wipe the sunroof seal and
roof sealing area using a clean
cloth, mild soap, and water. Do not
remove grease from the sunroof.
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Seats and
Restraints
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Airbag System
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Front Seats
Easy Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . .
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . .
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56
59
59
59
60
62
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . . . . 65
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . .
65
66
67
70
70
70
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . 73
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Passenger Sensing System . . . 77
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . 82
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . 83
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants and Young Children . . . .
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . .
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . .
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . .
84
85
88
89
90
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Replacing LATCH System Parts
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Securing Child Restraints (Front
Passenger Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Head Restraints
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/
spinal injury in a crash. Do not
drive until the head restraints for
all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
If equipped with base seats, adjust
the head restraint so that the top of
the restraint is at the same height as
the top of the occupant's head. This
position reduces the chance of a
neck injury in a crash.
Front Seats
If equipped, the vehicle's front seats
have adjustable head restraints in
the outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted.
To raise or lower the head restraint,
press the button located on the side
of the head restraint, and pull up or
push the head restraint down and
release the button. Pull and push on
the head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
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To adjust the head restraint forward
and rearward, press the button
located on the side facing of the
head restraint and move it forward
or rearward until the desired locking
position is reached. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the front seat outboard head
restraints are not removable.
Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted. Pull the head restraint
up to raise it. Try to move the head
restraint to make sure that it is
locked in place.
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To lower the head restraint, press
the button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the head
restraint down. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
Rear outboard head restraints are
not removable.
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Front Seats
Easy Entry Seat
To move the seat forward, press
and hold the front of the switch (1)
on the outboard side of the upper
seatback. To move the seat
rearward, press and hold the rear of
the switch (1). Release the
switch (1) when the seat reaches
the desired position.
After entering or exiting the rear
seat, return the seatback to the
upright position. Lift the seatback
and push it rearward until it locks
into place. Push and pull on the
seatback to make sure it is locked.
High Performance Seat Shown
1. Seat Adjustment Switch
2. Folding Seatback Handle
If equipped, the front seats can be
moved out of the way to make it
easier to get in and out of the
rear seat.
To fold the seatback, lift the
handle (2) on top of the seatback.
The seatback will fold forward.
{ Warning
If either seatback is not locked, it
could move forward in a sudden
stop or crash. That could cause
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the
seatbacks to be sure they are
locked.
Power Seat Adjustment
High Performance Seat
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
To adjust the seatback, see
Reclining Seatbacks 0 59.
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To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
Some vehicles are equipped with a
Safety Alert Seat. This feature
activates a vibrating pulse alert in
the driver seat to help the driver
avoid crashes. See Driver
Assistance Systems 0 266.
.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Rearward (3) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Down (4) to make
downward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Forward (5) to make
forward adjustments of the
selected feature.
V-Series Seat Adjustment
{ Warning
High Performance Seat
You can lose control of the
vehicle if you try to adjust a driver
seat while the vehicle is moving.
Adjust the driver seat only when
the vehicle is not moving.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
.
Feature Select
Up
Rearward
Down
Forward
Move Feature Select (1) to
display seat adjustments on the
center stack. Press and release
or hold to scroll through
features.
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4–Way Lumbar Support
Cushion Bolster Support
Back Bolster Support
To adjust lumbar support for a base
seat, see Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
To adjust cushion bolster support,
if equipped:
To adjust back bolster support,
if equipped:
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
bolster support on the center
stack.
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
upper back support on the
center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust bolster
support inward or outward.
.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust back
support forward or rearward.
To adjust lumbar support for high
performance seats, if equipped:
High Performance Seat
.
Press and release or hold
Feature Select (1) to scroll to
lumbar support on the center
stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or
Rearward (3) to adjust lumbar
forward or rearward.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to
adjust lumbar support up
or down.
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Lumbar Adjustment
Thigh Support
Adjustment
Base Seat
To adjust the lumbar and bolster
support:
. Press and hold the control
forward or rearward to increase
or decrease lumbar support.
. Press and hold the control up or
down to increase or decrease
seatback bolster support,
if available.
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Reclining Seatbacks
High Performance Seat
Base Seat
If equipped, pull up on the lever.
Then pull or push on the support to
lengthen or shorten. Release the
lever to lock in place.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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If equipped, the 1, 2, SET, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door are
used to manually store and recall
memory settings for the driver seat
and outside mirrors.
{ Warning
Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be
dangerous. Even when buckled
up, the safety belts cannot do
their job.
The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. Instead, it will
be in front of you. In a crash, you
could go into it, receiving neck or
other injuries.
The lap belt could go up over
your abdomen. The belt forces
would be there, not at your pelvic
bones. This could cause serious
internal injuries.
For proper protection when the
vehicle is in motion, have the
seatback upright. Then sit well
back in the seat and wear the
safety belt properly.
Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
1. The ignition must be in ON/
RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY.
Do not have a seatback reclined if
the vehicle is moving.
2. Adjust the driver seat and
outside mirrors to the desired
driving positions.
Memory Seats
3. Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
4. Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
To store exit positions and easy exit
features to the B (Exit) button,
repeat Steps 1–4 using B to store
your positions for getting out of the
vehicle.
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Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B (Exit) to
manually recall the previously
stored memory positions. Releasing
1, 2, or B before the stored
positions are reached stops the
recall.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
If programmed in the vehicle
personalization Menu, the Auto
(Automatic) Memory Recall feature
automatically recalls the current
driver’s previously stored 1 or 2
position when the ignition is
changed from off to ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY.
The transmission must be in
P (Park), or the parking brake must
be set for a manual transmission.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory, driver seat, outside
mirror, or power tilt and telescoping
steering column controls.
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RKE transmitters are not labeled
with a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically
recalling, then store your positions
to the other button or switch RKE
transmitters with the other driver.
RKE transmitters are not labeled
with a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2, but this
position is not automatically
recalling, then store your positions
to the other button or switch RKE
transmitters with the other driver.
Easy Exit Recall
Obstructions
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the Easy Exit
feature recalls the previously stored
B (Exit) positions when leaving the
vehicle. See “Storing Memory
Positions” listed previously. See
also Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop.
Remove the obstruction. Then do
one of the following:
. If automatically or manually
recalling the stored memory
position, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again
by pressing the appropriate
memory button, then try recalling
again by opening the driver door
and pressing K on the RKE
transmitter..
. If recalling the exit position,
press and hold the appropriate
manual control for the exit
Easy Exit recall automatically
activates when one of the following
occurs:
. The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
. The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
. If the vehicle’s driver has
changed, in some vehicles the
Driver ID may be displayed for
the first few ignition cycles.
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feature not recalling for
two seconds. Then try recalling
the exit position again.
high, the level may automatically be
lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for
service.
When this feature is off, the heated
seat symbol on the button is white.
When the heated seat is turned on,
the symbol turns red.
Heated Front Seats
The passenger seat may take
longer to heat up.
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns. To
reduce the risk of burns, people
with such a condition should use
care when using the seat heater,
especially for long periods of
time. Do not place anything on
the seat that insulates against
heat, such as a blanket, cushion,
cover, or similar item. This may
cause the seat heater to
overheat. An overheated seat
heater may cause a burn or may
damage the seat.
Remote Start Auto Heated Seats
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base
Buttons Similar
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
Press J /M or z /L to heat the
driver or passenger seat cushion
and seatback.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the heated seats are on
When it is cold outside, the heated
seats can be turned on
automatically during a remote start.
They are canceled when the ignition
is turned on. Press the button to use
the heated seats after the vehicle is
started.
The heated seat indicator lights do
not turn on during a remote start.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced.
This is normal.
The heated seats will not turn on
during a remote start unless they
are enabled in the vehicle
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personalization menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
Rear Seats
Auto Heated Seats
Either side of the seatback can be
folded for more cargo space. Fold a
seatback only when the vehicle is
not moving.
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the
heated seats at the level required by
the vehicle’s interior temperature.
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated seat level will be indicated
by the manual heated seat buttons
on the center stack. Use the manual
heated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated seats off.
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated seats feature will
not activate that seat. The auto
heated seats feature can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the vehicle is on.
The heated seats will not turn on
during a remote start unless they
are enabled in the vehicle
personalization menu.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
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To fold the seatback:
Folding the Seatback
Caution
Folding a rear seat with the safety
belts still fastened may cause
damage to the seat or the safety
belts. Always unbuckle the safety
belts and return them to their
normal stowed position before
folding a rear seat.
1. Disconnect the rear safety belt
mini-latch using a key in the
slot on the mini-buckle, and let
the belt retract.
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Raising the Seatback
{ Warning
If either seatback is not locked, it
could move forward in a sudden
stop or crash. That could cause
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the
seatbacks to be sure they are
locked.
2. Pull the lever on top of the
seatback toward you to unlock
the seatback.
A red tab near the seatback
lever raises when the seatback
is unlocked.
3. Fold the seatback forward.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to fold
the other seatback, if desired.
{ Warning
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
To raise a seatback:
1. Lift the seatback up. Make sure
the center safety belt and latch
do not get trapped behind the
seat. Push the seatback
rearward to lock it in place.
A red tab near the seatback
lever retracts when the
seatback is locked in place.
2. Push and pull the top of the
seatback to be sure it is locked
into position.
3. Reconnect the center safety
belt mini-latch to the
mini-buckle. Do not let the belt
twist.
4. Pull on the center safety belt to
make sure the mini-latch is
secure.
5. Repeat the steps to raise the
other seatback, if necessary.
When the seat is not in use, it
should be kept in the upright, locked
position.
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Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
Safety Belts
This section of the manual
describes how to use safety belts
properly. It also describes some
things not to do with safety belts.
{ Warning
This vehicle may have a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of
the rear seatback. Fold down the
center armrest and pull the latch to
open the door.
Do not let anyone ride where a
safety belt cannot be worn
properly. In a crash, if you or your
passenger(s) are not wearing
safety belts, injuries can be much
worse than if you are wearing
safety belts. You can be seriously
injured or killed by hitting things
inside the vehicle harder or by
being ejected from the vehicle. In
addition, anyone who is not
buckled up can strike other
passengers in the vehicle.
It is extremely dangerous to ride
in a cargo area, inside or outside
of a vehicle. In a collision,
passengers riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed. Do not allow
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Warning (Continued)
passengers to ride in any area of
the vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and safety belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and
check that all passenger(s) are
restrained properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders 0 119.
Why Safety Belts Work
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When riding in a vehicle, you travel
as fast as the vehicle does. If the
vehicle stops suddenly, you keep
going until something stops you.
It could be the windshield, the
instrument panel, or the safety belts!
When you wear a safety belt, you
and the vehicle slow down together.
There is more time to stop because
you stop over a longer distance and,
when worn properly, your strongest
bones take the forces from the
safety belts. That is why wearing
safety belts makes such good
sense.
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not.
Your chance of being conscious
during and after a crash, so you
can unbuckle and get out, is
much greater if you are belted.
Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental
systems only; so they work with
safety belts — not instead of
them. Whether or not an airbag
is provided, all occupants still
have to buckle up to get the
most protection.
Also, in nearly all states and in
all Canadian provinces, the law
requires wearing safety belts.
It is very important for all occupants
to buckle up. Statistics show that
unbelted people are hurt more often
in crashes than those who are
wearing safety belts.
There are important things to know
about wearing a safety belt properly.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children. And
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older
Children 0 84 or Infants and Young
Children 0 85. Follow those rules for
everyone's protection.
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
.
Always use the correct buckle
for your seating position.
.
Wear the lap part of the belt low
and snug on the hips, just
touching the thighs. In a crash,
this applies force to the strong
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pelvic bones and you would be
less likely to slide under the lap
belt. If you slid under it, the belt
would apply force on your
abdomen. This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries.
.
Wear the shoulder belt over the
shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best
able to take belt restraining
forces. The shoulder belt locks if
there is a sudden stop or crash.
{ Warning
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing
your safety belt properly.
. Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become
loose or twisted.
. Never wear the shoulder
belt under both arms or
behind your back.
. Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an
armrest.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
On sedan models, if you are using a
rear center seating position with a
detachable safety belt and the
safety belt is not attached, see
“Folding the Seatback” under Rear
Seats 0 63 for instructions on
reconnecting the safety belt to the
mini-buckle.
The following instructions explain
how to wear a lap-shoulder belt
properly.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let
it get twisted.
1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see
“Seats” in the Index.
The lap-shoulder belt may lock
if you pull the belt across you
very quickly. If this happens, let
the belt go back slightly to
unlock it. Then pull the belt
across you more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be
engaged. If this happens, let
the belt go back all the way
and start again.
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3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the
belt is not long enough, see
Safety Belt Extender 0 70.
On sedan models, it may be
necessary to pull stitching on
the safety belt through the latch
plate to fully tighten the lap belt
on smaller occupants.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
If the webbing locks in the latch
plate before it reaches the
buckle, tilt the latch plate flat to
unlock.
To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should
return to its stowed position.
4. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
Always stow the safety belt slowly.
If the safety belt webbing returns
quickly to the stowed position, the
retractor may lock and cannot be
pulled out. If this happens, pull the
safety belt straight out firmly to
unlock the webbing, and then
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release it. If the webbing is still
locked in the retractor, see your
dealer.
deactivated. See Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
pretensioners can also help tighten
the safety belts in a side crash or a
rollover event.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a
door is slammed against a safety
belt, damage can occur to both the
safety belt and the vehicle.
The system will not activate if the
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control system is not functioning
properly. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 249.
If there is a problem with the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, a message displays on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Safety Belt Messages 0 145. Other
safety belt functions are not affected
by the Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash,
the pretensioners and possibly other
parts of the safety belt system will
need to be replaced. See Replacing
Safety Belt System Parts after a
Crash 0 71.
Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System
The vehicle may have the Automatic
Safety Belt Tightening System.
Each time the vehicle is started with
the front safety belts buckled, the
system activates once to tighten the
safety belts when the forward
vehicle speed exceeds the
threshold for activation.
The system also activates during
emergency braking and/or sudden
driving maneuvers and releases
when driving conditions return to
normal.
The system turns off whenever
Competitive Driving Mode is
activated, and will turn back on
when Competitive Driving Mode is
Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they
are part of the safety belt assembly.
They can help tighten the safety
belts during the early stages of a
moderate to severe frontal, near
frontal, or rear crash if the threshold
conditions for pretensioner
activation are met. Safety belt
Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides
Rear safety belt comfort guides may
provide added safety belt comfort
for older children who have
outgrown booster seats and for
some adults. When installed on a
shoulder belt, the comfort guide
positions the belt away from the
neck and head.
Comfort guides are available
through your dealer for the rear
outboard seating positions.
Instructions are included with the
guide.
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Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to
be seriously injured if they do not
wear safety belts.
A pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and the lap
portion should be worn as low as
possible, below the rounding,
throughout the pregnancy.
The best way to protect the fetus is
to protect the mother. When a safety
belt is worn properly, it is more likely
that the fetus will not be hurt in a
crash. For pregnant women, as for
anyone, the key to making safety
belts effective is wearing them
properly.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long
enough, your dealer will order you
an extender. When you go in to
order it, take the heaviest coat you
will wear, so the extender will be
long enough for you. To help avoid
personal injury, do not let someone
else use it, and use it only for the
seat it is made to fit. The extender
has been designed for adults. Never
use it for securing child seats. To
wear it, attach it to the regular safety
belt. For more information, see the
instruction sheet that comes with
the extender.
Safety System Check
Now and then, check that the safety
belt reminder light, safety belts,
buckles, latch plates, retractors, and
anchorages are all working properly.
Look for any other loose or
damaged safety belt system parts
that might keep a safety belt system
from doing its job. See your dealer
to have it repaired. Torn or frayed
safety belts may not protect you in a
crash. They can rip apart under
impact forces. If a belt is torn or
frayed, get a new one right away.
Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 119.
Keep safety belts clean and dry.
See Safety Belt Care 0 70.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
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Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a
Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the safety
belt system in the vehicle.
A damaged safety belt system
may not properly protect the
person using it, resulting in
serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
safety belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary.
But the safety belt assemblies that
were used during any crash may
have been stressed or damaged.
See your dealer to have the safety
belt assemblies inspected or
replaced.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the safety belt
system was not being used at the
time of the crash.
Have the safety belt pretensioners
checked if the vehicle has been in a
crash, or if the airbag readiness light
stays on after you start the vehicle
or while you are driving. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 120.
Airbag System
The vehicle has the following
airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver.
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A knee airbag for the driver.
.
A knee airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the driver.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the front outboard
passenger.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and the passenger seated
directly behind the driver.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the front
outboard passenger and the
passenger seated directly
behind the front outboard
passenger.
Sedan models may have the
following airbags:
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Seat-mounted side impact
airbags for the second row
outboard passengers.
All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on a label
near the deployment opening.
For frontal airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the center of the
steering wheel for the driver and on
the instrument panel for the front
outboard passenger.
For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the lower part of the
instrument panel.
For seat-mounted side impact
airbags, the word AIRBAG is on the
side of the seatback closest to
the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by safety
belts. Even though today's airbags
are also designed to help reduce
the risk of injury from the force of an
inflating bag, all airbags must inflate
very quickly to do their job.
Here are the most important things
to know about the airbag system:
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even
with airbags. Airbags are
designed to work with safety
belts, not replace them. Also,
airbags are not designed to inflate
in every crash. In some crashes
safety belts are the only restraint.
See When Should an Airbag
Inflate? 0 74.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce the chance of
hitting things inside the vehicle or
being ejected from it. Airbags are
“supplemental restraints” to the
safety belts. Everyone in the
vehicle should wear a safety belt
properly, whether or not there is
an airbag for that person.
{ Warning
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of
an eye, anyone who is up
against, or very close to any
airbag when it inflates can be
seriously injured or killed. Do not
sit unnecessarily close to any
airbag, as you would be if sitting
on the edge of the seat or leaning
forward. Safety belts help keep
you in position before and during
a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The safety belts and
the front outboard passenger
airbags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and
upright in the seat with both feet
on the floor.
Occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the door or side
windows in seating positions with
seat-mounted side impact airbags
and/or roof-rail airbags.
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Where Are the Airbags?
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 84 or
Infants and Young Children 0 85.
The driver frontal airbag is in the
center of the steering wheel.
There is an airbag readiness light
on the instrument cluster, which
shows the airbag symbol. The
system checks the airbag electrical
system for malfunctions. The light
tells you if there is an electrical
problem. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 120.
The front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is in the passenger
side instrument panel.
The driver knee airbag is below the
steering column. The front outboard
passenger knee airbag is below the
glove box.
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clear. Do not put anything
between an occupant and an
airbag, and do not attach or put
anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other
airbag covering.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
The seat-mounted side impact
airbags for the driver and front
outboard passenger are in the side
of the seatbacks closest to the door.
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and
second row outboard passengers
are in the ceiling above the side
windows.
Rear Seat Driver Side Shown,
Passenger Side Similar
On vehicles with second row
seat-mounted side impact airbags,
they are in the sides of the rear
seatback closest to the door.
{ Warning
If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the
airbag might not inflate properly
or it might force the object into
that person causing severe injury
or even death. The path of an
inflating airbag must be kept
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Never secure anything to the roof
of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags
by routing a rope or tie‐down
through any door or window
opening. If you do, the path of an
inflating roof-rail airbag will be
blocked.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with
airbags. See Airbag System 0 71.
Airbags are designed to inflate if the
impact exceeds the specific airbag
system’s deployment threshold.
Deployment thresholds are used to
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predict how severe a crash is likely
to be in time for the airbags to
inflate and help restrain the
occupants. The vehicle has
electronic frontal sensors that help
the airbag system determine the
severity of the impact. Deployment
thresholds can vary with specific
vehicle design.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in
rear impacts, or in many side
impacts.
Frontal airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe frontal
or near-frontal crashes to help
reduce the potential for severe
injuries, mainly to the driver's or
front outboard passenger's head
and chest.
Knee airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal
impacts. Knee airbags are not
designed to inflate during vehicle
rollovers, in rear impacts, or in many
side impacts.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or
moving, rigid or deformable, narrow
or wide.
In addition, the vehicle has
advanced technology frontal
airbags. Advanced technology
frontal airbags adjust the restraint
according to crash severity.
The vehicle also has a seat position
sensor that enables the sensing
system to monitor the position of the
front outboard passenger seat. The
passenger seat position sensor and
the passenger safety belt buckle
provide information that is used to
determine if the passenger knee
airbag should inflate.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags
are designed to inflate in moderate
to severe side crashes, depending
on the location of the impact.
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are not designed to inflate in frontal
impacts, near-frontal impacts,
rollovers, or rear impacts.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
is designed to inflate on the side of
the vehicle that is struck.
Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes, depending on the location
of the impact. In addition, these
roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate during a rollover or in a
severe frontal impact. Roof-rail
airbags are not designed to inflate in
rear impacts. Both roof-rail airbags
will inflate when either side of the
vehicle is struck or if the sensing
system predicts that the vehicle is
about to roll over on its side, or in a
severe frontal impact.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the
vehicle damage or repair costs.
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What Makes an Airbag
Inflate?
In a deployment event, the sensing
system sends an electrical signal
triggering a release of gas from the
inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the
airbag causing the bag to break out
of the cover. The inflator, the airbag,
and related hardware are all part of
the airbag module.
For airbag locations, see Where Are
the Airbags? 0 73.
How Does an Airbag
Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or
near frontal collisions, even belted
occupants can contact the steering
wheel or the instrument panel. In
moderate to severe side collisions,
even belted occupants can contact
the inside of the vehicle.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the
occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags
are designed to help contain the
head and chest of occupants in the
outboard seating positions in the
first and second rows. The rollover
capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help reduce the risk of
full or partial ejection in rollover
events, although no system can
prevent all such ejections.
But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily
because the occupant's motion is
not toward those airbags. See When
Should an Airbag Inflate? 0 74.
Airbags should never be regarded
as anything more than a supplement
to safety belts.
What Will You See after
an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so
quickly that some people may not
even realize an airbag inflated.
Roof-rail airbags may still be at least
partially inflated for some time after
they inflate. Some components of
the airbag module may be hot for
several minutes. For location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 73.
The parts of the airbag that come
into contact with you may be warm,
but not too hot to touch. There may
be some smoke and dust coming
from the vents in the deflated
airbags. Airbag inflation does not
prevent the driver from seeing out of
the windshield or being able to steer
the vehicle, nor does it prevent
people from leaving the vehicle.
{ Warning
When an airbag inflates, there
may be dust in the air. This dust
could cause breathing problems
for people with a history of
asthma or other breathing trouble.
To avoid this, everyone in the
vehicle should get out as soon as
it is safe to do so. If you have
breathing problems but cannot
get out of the vehicle after an
airbag inflates, then get fresh air
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by opening a window or a door.
If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The vehicle has a feature that may
automatically unlock the doors, turn
on the interior lamps and hazard
warning flashers, and shut off the
fuel system after the airbags inflate.
The feature may also activate,
without airbag inflation, after an
event that exceeds a predetermined
threshold. You can lock the doors,
and turn off the interior lamps, and
turn off the hazard warning flashers
by using the controls for those
features.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate
the airbags may have also
damaged important functions in
(Continued)
airbag modules and possibly
other parts. The service manual
for the vehicle covers the need
to replace other parts.
Warning (Continued)
the vehicle, such as the fuel
system, brake and steering
systems, etc. Even if the vehicle
appears to be drivable after a
moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could
make it difficult to safely operate
the vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
. Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag
inflates, you will need some new
parts for the airbag system.
If you do not get them, the
airbag system will not be there
to help protect you in another
crash. A new system will include
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.
The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a
crash. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy 0 409
and Event Data Recorders
0 409.
.
Let only qualified technicians
work on the airbag systems.
Improper service can mean that
an airbag system will not work
properly. See your dealer for
service.
Passenger Sensing
System
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system for the front
outboard passenger position. The
passenger airbag status indicator
will light on the overhead console
when the vehicle is started.
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United States
Canada and Mexico
The words ON and OFF or the
symbol for on and off will be visible
during the system check. When the
system check is complete, either the
word ON or OFF, or the symbol for
on and off will be visible. See
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
0 120.
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag, under certain conditions. No
other airbag is affected by the
passenger sensing system.
The passenger sensing system
works with sensors that are part of
the front outboard passenger seat.
The sensors are designed to detect
the presence of a properly seated
occupant and determine if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag should be allowed
to inflate or not.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in a correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great,
if the airbag inflates.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
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Warning (Continued)
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
inflate under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the
airbag(s) are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
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back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger airbag and
knee airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger
seat is unoccupied.
. The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
. A front outboard passenger
takes his/her weight off of the
seat for a period of time.
. There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the
passenger sensing system.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag, the off indicator
will light and stay lit to remind you
that the airbags are off. See
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
0 120.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn on the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag anytime the system
senses that a person of adult size is
sitting properly in the front outboard
passenger seat.
When the passenger sensing
system has allowed the airbags to
be enabled, the on indicator will light
and stay lit as a reminder that the
airbags are active.
For some children, including
children in child restraints, and for
very small adults, the passenger
sensing system may or may not turn
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag,
depending upon the person’s
seating posture and body build.
Everyone in the vehicle who has
outgrown child restraints should
wear a safety belt properly —
whether or not there is an airbag for
that person.
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{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others,
have the vehicle serviced right
away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 120 for more information,
including important safety
information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag if the system
determines that an infant is present
in a child restraint. If a child restraint
has been installed and the on
indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
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3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions
provided by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat) 0 98 or
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) 0 96.
The passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the
airbags for a child in a child
restraint depending upon the
child's size. It is better to
secure a child restraint in a
rear seat.
If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
6. Restart the vehicle.
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as
blankets, cushions, seat
covers, seat heaters, or seat
massagers. Also, remove
laptops, or other electronic
devices.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still
lit, turn the vehicle off. Then
slightly recline the vehicle
seatback and adjust the seat
cushion, if adjustable, to make
sure that the vehicle seatback
is not pushing the child
restraint into the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under
the vehicle head restraint.
If this happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head Restraints
0 54.
to detect that person and enable the
front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag:
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centered on the seat
cushion, with legs comfortably
extended.
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat,
but the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat. Use the
following steps to allow the system
5. Restart the vehicle and have
the person remain in this
position for two to
three minutes after the on
indicator is lit.
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{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag
will not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard
passenger seat, if the passenger
airbag off indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Safety belts help keep the
passenger in position on the seat
during vehicle maneuvers and
braking, which helps the passenger
sensing system maintain the
passenger airbag status. See
“Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints”
in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as
seat covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system
operates. We recommend that you
not use seat covers or other
aftermarket equipment except when
approved by GM for your specific
vehicle. See Adding Equipment to
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82
for more information about
modifications that can affect how
the system operates.
A wet seat can affect the
performance of the passenger
sensing system. Here is how:
. The passenger sensing system
may turn off the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger
knee airbag when liquid is
soaked into the seat. If this
happens, the off indicator will be
lit, and the airbag readiness light
on the instrument panel will also
be lit.
.
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Liquid pooled on the seat that
has not soaked in may make it
more likely that the passenger
sensing system will turn on the
passenger frontal airbag and
passenger knee airbag while a
child restraint or child occupant
is on the seat. If the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger
knee airbag are turned on, the
on indicator will be lit.
If the passenger seat gets wet, dry
the seat immediately. If the airbag
readiness light is lit, do not install a
child restraint or allow anyone to
occupy the seat. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 120 for important
safety information.
The on indicator may be lit if an
object, such as a briefcase,
handbag, grocery bag, laptop,
or other electronic device, is put on
an unoccupied seat. If this is not
desired, remove the object from
the seat.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
Stowing of articles under the
passenger seat or between the
passenger seat cushion and
seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
For up to 10 seconds after the
vehicle is turned off and the
battery is disconnected, an airbag
can still inflate during improper
service. You can be injured if you
are close to an airbag when it
inflates. Avoid yellow connectors.
They are probably part of the
airbag system. Be sure to follow
proper service procedures, and
make sure the person performing
work for you is qualified to do so.
Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle
should be serviced. There are parts
of the airbag system in several
places around the vehicle. Your
dealer and the service manual have
information about servicing the
vehicle and the airbag system. To
purchase a service manual, see
Service Publications Ordering
Information 0 407.
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet
metal, may keep the airbag system
from working properly. The
operation of the airbag system can
also be affected by changing any
parts of the front seats, safety belts,
the airbag sensing and diagnostic
module, steering wheel, instrument
panel, any of the airbag modules,
ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
overhead console, front sensors,
side impact sensors, or airbag
wiring.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location
of the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag
wiring.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the
front outboard passenger position,
which includes sensors that are part
of the passenger seat. The
passenger sensing system may not
operate properly if the original seat
trim is replaced with non-GM
covers, upholstery, or trim; or with
GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad
or device, installed under or on top
of the seat fabric, could also
interfere with the operation of the
passenger sensing system. This
could either prevent proper
deployment of the passenger
airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
sensing system from properly
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turning off the passenger airbag(s).
See Passenger Sensing System
0 77.
The vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags. See Different Size Tires
and Wheels 0 349.
If you have to modify your vehicle
because you have a disability and
you have questions about whether
the modifications will affect the
vehicle's airbag system, or if you
have questions about whether the
airbag system will be affected if the
vehicle is modified for any other
reason, call Customer Assistance.
See Customer Assistance Offices
0 400.
Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 120.
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Caution
Warning (Continued)
If an airbag covering is damaged,
opened, or broken, the airbag
may not work properly. Do not
open or break the airbag
coverings. If there are any
opened or broken airbag
coverings, have the airbag
covering and/or airbag module
replaced. For the location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 73. See your dealer
for service.
in serious injury or even death. To
help make sure the airbag
systems are working properly
after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle.
A damaged airbag system may
not work properly and may not
protect you and your
passenger(s) in a crash, resulting
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If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See
your dealer for service.
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on when you are driving, the airbag
system may not work properly. Have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 120.
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Child Restraints
.
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the
vehicle safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
Sit all the way back on the seat.
Do the knees bend at the seat
edge? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Buckle the lap-shoulder belt.
Does the shoulder belt rest on
the shoulder? If yes, continue.
If no, try using the rear safety
belt comfort guide, if equipped.
See “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt
0 67. If a comfort guide is not
available, or if the shoulder belt
still does not rest on the
shoulder, then return to the
booster seat.
.
Does the lap belt fit low and
snug on the hips, touching the
thighs? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Can proper safety belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
Q: What is the proper way to
wear safety belts?
A: An older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder
belt can provide. The shoulder
belt should not cross the face or
neck. The lap belt should fit
snugly below the hips, just
touching the top of the thighs.
This applies belt force to the
child's pelvic bones in a crash.
It should never be worn over the
abdomen, which could cause
severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt
0 67.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position.
In a crash, children who are not
buckled up can strike other people
who are buckled up, or can be
thrown out of the vehicle. Older
children need to use safety belts
properly.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
Never allow more than one child
to wear the same safety belt. The
safety belt cannot properly spread
the impact forces. In a crash, they
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt
must be used by only one person
at a time.
Never allow a child to wear the
safety belt with the shoulder belt
behind their back. A child can be
seriously injured by not wearing
the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
crash, the child would not be
restrained by the shoulder belt.
The child could move too far
forward increasing the chance of
head and neck injury. The child
might also slide under the lap
belt. The belt force would then be
applied right on the abdomen.
That could cause serious or fatal
injuries. The shoulder belt should
go over the shoulder and across
the chest.
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Infants and Young
Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs
protection! This includes infants and
all other children. Neither the
distance traveled nor the age and
size of the traveler changes the
need, for everyone, to use safety
restraints. In fact, the law in every
state in the United States and in
every Canadian province says
children up to some age must be
restrained while in a vehicle.
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{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle and never allow
children to play with the safety
belts.
Every time infants and young
children ride in vehicles, they should
have the protection provided by
appropriate child restraints. Neither
the vehicle's safety belt system nor
its airbag system is designed
for them.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
Never hold an infant or a child
while riding in a vehicle. Due to
crash forces, an infant or a child
will become so heavy it is not
possible to hold it during a crash.
For example, in a crash at only
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's
arms. An infant should be
secured in an appropriate
restraint.
{ Warning
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Never put a rear-facing
child restraint in the front
outboard seat. Secure a
rear-facing child restraint in a rear
seat. It is also better to secure a
forward-facing child restraint in a
rear seat. If you must secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard seat, always
move the front passenger seat as
far back as it will go.
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restraint will have a label saying
that it meets federal motor
vehicle safety standards.
The restraint manufacturer
instructions that come with the
restraint state the weight and
height limitations for a particular
child restraint. In addition, there
are many kinds of restraints
available for children with
special needs.
Q: What are the different types of
add-on child restraints?
{ Warning
A: Add-on child restraints, which
are purchased by the vehicle
owner, are available in four basic
types. Selection of a particular
restraint should take into
consideration not only the child's
weight, height, and age but also
whether or not the restraint will
be compatible with the motor
vehicle in which it will be used.
For most basic types of child
restraints, there are many
different models available. When
purchasing a child restraint, be
sure it is designed to be used in
a motor vehicle. If it is, the
To reduce the risk of neck and
head injury in a crash, infants and
toddlers should be secured in a
rear-facing child restraint until age
two, or until they reach the
maximum height and weight limits
of their child restraint.
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{ Warning
A young child's hip bones are still
so small that the vehicle's regular
safety belt may not remain low on
the hip bones, as it should.
Instead, it may settle up around
the child's abdomen. In a crash,
the belt would apply force on a
body area that is unprotected by
any bony structure. This alone
could cause serious or fatal
injuries. To reduce the risk of
serious or fatal injuries during a
crash, young children should
always be secured in appropriate
child restraints.
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Child Restraint Systems
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing infant seat provides
restraint with the seating surface
against the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant
in place and, in a crash, acts to
keep the infant positioned in the
restraint.
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Booster Seats
A forward-facing child seat provides
restraint for the child's body with the
harness.
A booster seat is a child restraint
designed to improve the fit of the
vehicle's safety belt system.
A booster seat can also help a child
to see out the window.
Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
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restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle safety belt or
LATCH system, following the
instructions that came with that
child restraint and the instructions
in this manual.
To help reduce the chance of injury,
the child restraint must be secured
in the vehicle. Child restraint
systems must be secured in vehicle
seats by lap belts or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by
the LATCH system. See Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 90. Children can
be endangered in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle.
When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions
that come with the restraint which
may be on the restraint itself or in a
booklet, or both, and to this manual.
The child restraint instructions are
important, so if they are not
available, obtain a replacement
copy from the manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States
and Canada, Certified Child
Passenger Safety Technicians
(CPSTs) are available to inspect
and demonstrate how to correctly
use and install child restraints. In
the U.S., refer to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
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Securing the Child Within the
Child Restraint
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child is not
properly secured in the child
restraint. Secure the child
properly following the instructions
that came with that child restraint.
Where to Put the
Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child
restraint system or infant restraint
system secured in a rear seating
position.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great if the
airbag deploys.
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{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front passenger
airbag inflates. This is because
the back of the rear-facing child
restraint would be very close to
the inflating airbag. A child in a
forward-facing child restraint can
be seriously injured or killed if the
front passenger airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
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Warning (Continued)
the front seat, always move the
front passenger seat as far back
as it will go. It is better to secure
the child restraint in a rear seat.
See Passenger Sensing System
0 77 for additional information.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
Child restraints and booster seats
vary considerably in size, and some
may fit in certain seating positions
better than others.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able
to access adjacent safety belt
assemblies or LATCH anchors for
additional passengers or child
restraints. Adjacent seating
positions should not be used if the
child restraint prevents access to or
interferes with the routing of the
safety belt.
Wherever a child restraint is
installed, be sure to secure the child
restraint properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child
restraint during driving or in a crash.
LATCH attachments on the child
restraint are used to attach the child
restraint to the anchors in the
vehicle. The LATCH system is
designed to make installation of a
child restraint easier.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
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attachments. LATCH-compatible
rear-facing and forward-facing child
seats can be properly installed
using either the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s safety belts. Do not
use both the safety belts and the
LATCH anchorage system to secure
a rear-facing or forward-facing
child seat.
Booster seats use the vehicle’s
safety belts to secure the child in
the booster seat. If the manufacturer
recommends that the booster seat
be secured with the LATCH system,
this can be done as long as the
booster seat can be positioned
properly and there is no interference
with the proper positioning of the
lap-shoulder belt on the child.
Make sure to follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint,
and also the instructions in this
manual.
When installing a child restraint with
a top tether, you must also use
either the lower anchors or the
safety belts to properly secure the
child restraint. A child restraint must
never be attached using only the top
tether.
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Lower Anchors
The LATCH anchorage system can
be used until the combined weight
of the child plus the child restraint is
29.5 kg (65 lbs). Use the safety belt
alone instead of the LATCH
anchorage system once the
combined weight is more than
29.5 kg (65 lbs).
The following explains how to attach
a child restraint with these
attachments in the vehicle.
Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether
anchors and attachments. In this
case, the safety belt must be used
(with top tether where available) to
secure the child restraint. See
Securing Child Restraints (Front
Passenger Seat) 0 98 or Securing
Child Restraints (Rear Seat) 0 96.
Lower anchors (1) are metal bars
built into the vehicle. There are two
lower anchors for each LATCH
seating position that will
accommodate a child restraint with
lower attachments (2).
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Top Tether Anchor
Some child restraints with top
tethers are designed for use with or
without the top tether being
attached. Others require the top
tether always to be attached. In
Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached. Be sure to read and follow
the instructions for your child
restraint.
H : Seating positions with two
lower anchors.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
A top tether (3, 4) anchors the top of
the child restraint to the vehicle.
A top tether anchor is built into the
vehicle. The top tether
attachment (2) on the child restraint
connects to the top tether anchor in
the vehicle in order to reduce the
forward movement and rotation of
the child restraint during driving or in
a crash.
The child restraint may have a
single tether (3) or a dual tether (4).
Either will have a single
attachment (2) to secure the top
tether to the anchor.
Rear Seat (Coupe)
I : Seating positions with top
tether anchors.
H : Seating positions with two
lower anchors.
Rear Seat (Sedan)
I : Seating positions with top
tether anchors.
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To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each seating position with
lower anchors has two labels, near
the crease between the seatback
and the seat cushion.
The outboard lower anchors are
behind the vertical openings in the
seat trim.
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the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top tether
must be attached.
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child
restraint system or infant restraint
system secured in a rear seating
position. See Where to Put the
Restraint 0 89 for additional
information.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH
System
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor
symbol is on the cover.
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
The top tether anchors are behind
the rear seat, on the filler panel.
Open the covers to access the
anchors. Be sure to use an anchor
on the same side of the vehicle as
the seating position where the child
restraint will be placed.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be attached, or if
{ Warning
If a LATCH-type child restraint is
not attached to anchors or with
the safety belt, the child restraint
will not be able to protect the child
correctly. In a crash, the child
could be seriously injured or
killed. Install a LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle safety
belts to secure the restraint,
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following the instructions that
came with the child restraint and
the instructions in this manual.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of serious or
fatal injuries during a crash, do
not attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single anchor could
cause the anchor or attachment
to come loose or even break
during a crash. A child or others
could be injured.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
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Warning (Continued)
Caution
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
Do not let the LATCH
attachments rub against the
vehicle’s safety belts. This may
damage these parts. If necessary,
move buckled safety belts to
avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
Buckle any unused safety belts
behind the child restraint so
children cannot reach them. Pull
the shoulder belt all the way out
of the retractor to set the lock,
and tighten the belt behind the
child restraint after the child
restraint has been installed.
Do not fold the empty rear seat
with a safety belt buckled. This
could damage the safety belt or
the seat. Unbuckle and return the
safety belt to its stowed position,
before folding the seat.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 89.
This system is designed to make
the installation of child restraints
easier. When using lower anchors,
do not use the vehicle's safety belts.
Instead, use the vehicle's anchors
and child restraint attachments to
secure the restraints. Some
restraints also use another vehicle
anchor to secure a top tether.
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1. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower
attachments or the desired
seating position does not have
lower anchors, secure the child
restraint with the top tether and
the safety belts. Refer to your
child restraint manufacturer
instructions and the
instructions in this manual.
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2.1. Find the top tether anchor.
2.2. Open the top tether
anchor cover to expose
the anchor.
2.3. Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
1.1. Find the lower anchors for
the desired seating
position.
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
1.2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3. Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. If the child restraint
manufacturer recommends that
the top tether be attached,
attach and tighten the top
tether to the top tether anchor,
if equipped. Refer to the child
restraint instructions and the
following steps:
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, raise the headrest
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or head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and in between the
headrest or head restraint
posts.
at the LATCH path and attempt
to move it side to side and
back and forth. There should
be no more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement for proper
installation.
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash
{ Warning
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, raise the headrest
or head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and around the headrest
or head restraint posts.
3. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
A crash can damage the LATCH
system in the vehicle. A damaged
LATCH system may not properly
secure the child restraint,
resulting in serious injury or even
death in a crash. To help make
sure the LATCH system is
working properly after a crash,
see your dealer to have the
system inspected and any
necessary replacements made as
soon as possible.
If the vehicle has the LATCH system
and it was being used during a
crash, new LATCH system parts
may be needed.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the LATCH
system was not being used at the
time of the crash.
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat)
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 90 for how and where to
install the child restraint using
LATCH. If a child restraint is secured
in the vehicle using a safety belt
and it uses a top tether, see Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 90 for top tether
anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
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the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks. If the latch
plate will not go fully into the
buckle, check if the correct
buckle is being used.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
If the child restraint or vehicle seat
position does not have the LATCH
system, you will be using the safety
belt to secure the child restraint in
this position. Be sure to follow the
instructions that came with the child
restraint. Secure the child in the
child restraint when and as the
instructions say.
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Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt, if needed.
If more than one child restraint
needs to be installed in the rear
seat, be sure to read Where to Put
the Restraint 0 89.
1. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
2. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions
of the vehicle safety belt
through or around the restraint.
The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set
the lock. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
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6. If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 90 for more
information.
5. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to
use your knee to push down on
the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the safety belt path and
attempt to move it side to side
and back and forth. When the
child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
If the top tether is attached to a top
tether anchor, disconnect it.
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat)
This vehicle has airbags. A rear
seat is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 89.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag under certain
conditions. See Passenger Sensing
System 0 77 and Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 120.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great,
if the airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
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be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
inflate under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the
airbag(s) are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
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Warning (Continued)
See Passenger Sensing System
0 77 for additional information.
If the child restraint uses a top
tether, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 90 for top tether anchor
locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
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1. Move the seat rearward as far
back as it will go and raise the
seat upward as far up as it will
go, before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger
airbag status indicator should
light and stay lit when you start
the vehicle. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator 0 120.
2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions
of the vehicle's safety belt
through or around the restraint.
The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
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Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt if needed.
5. Pull the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set
the lock. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
6. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to
use your knee to push down on
the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 5 and 6.
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7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the safety belt path and
attempt to move it side to side
and back and forth. When the
child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
If the airbags are off, the off
indicator in the passenger airbag
status indicator will come on and
stay on when the vehicle is started.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 77.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
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Storage
Storage
Storage
Compartments
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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102
103
103
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
{ Warning
To access, press on the cover and
release. There is an accessory
power outlet inside. See Power
Outlets 0 110.
Do not store heavy or sharp
objects in storage compartments.
In a crash, these objects may
cause the cover to open and
could result in injury.
Instrument Panel Storage
If equipped with storage behind the
climate control system, touch the
bottom of the climate control system
panel until the door automatically
starts to open. There is a USB port
inside. See USB Port 0 181.
Keep the storage area door closed
while driving.
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system panel again until the
door automatically starts to close.
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Glove Box
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Features
To open the glove box, lift up on the
lever. Use the key to lock and
unlock it. The glove box may have a
compact disc player inside.
Cargo Tie-Downs
Armrest Storage
Rear Armrest
Pull the armrest down and lift the
cover to access the storage area.
Front Armrest
Press the button and lift to access
the storage area. There is a USB
port, SD card reader, and an
auxiliary jack inside. See USB Port
0 181, SD Card Reader 0 184, and
Auxiliary Jack 0 184.
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads inside the trunk.
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Instruments and Controls
Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 105
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 106
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 106
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 107
Headlamp Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Clock (Base Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Clock (Uplevel Radio) . . . . . . . . 109
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . 119
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . 120
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Charging System Light . . . . . . . 121
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . 121
Brake System Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . 124
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . 125
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . 126
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . 127
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . 128
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 128
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 129
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . 129
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . 132
Vehicle Messages
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Brake System Messages . . . . . 136
Compass Messages . . . . . . . . . . 137
Cruise Control Messages . . . . . 137
Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Cooling System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Power Messages . . . . . 139
Fuel System Messages . . . . . . . 139
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . 139
Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Airbag System Messages . . . . 145
Safety Belt Messages . . . . . . . . 145
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Service Vehicle Messages . . . . 146
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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Transmission Messages . . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . .
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Controls
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148
148
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
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Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 148
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . 156
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to
tilt the steering wheel up
or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 60.
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Steering Wheel Controls
Press or press and hold to go to the
next or previous track when
listening to a media source.
These buttons can be configured.
See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
x + or x − : Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
Heated Steering Wheel
If equipped with audio steering
wheel controls, some audio controls
can be adjusted at the steering
wheel.
g : Press to talk or interact with
OnStar® and Bluetooth®. See
OnStar Overview 0 411 and
“Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
i : Press to decline an incoming
call or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system.
S or T : Press the five-way control
to the left or right to go to the
previous or next area in the display
or to the previous or next menu.
y or z : Press the five-way
control up or down to go up or down
in a list. Press to go up or down
a page.
SEL : Press to select a highlighted
menu option.
C or B : Press or press and hold
to go to the next or previous favorite
or seek a station when listening to
the radio.
( (Heated Steering Wheel) :
If equipped, press to turn the heated
steering wheel on or off. A light next
to the button displays when the
feature is turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to be fully heated.
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Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad
to sound the horn.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
move the windshield wiper lever to
select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
INT (Intermittent Wipes) : Move
the lever up to INT for intermittent
wipes, then turn the x INT band
up for more frequent wipes or down
for less frequent wipes.
If the windshield wipers are in use
for about six seconds while driving,
the exterior lamps come on
automatically if the exterior lamp
controls is in AUTO. See “Lights On
with Wipers” under Automatic
Headlamp System 0 163.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X (Mist) : For a single wipe, briefly
move the wiper lever down. For
several wipes, hold the wiper
lever down.
Clear snow and ice from the wiper
blades and windshield before using
them. If frozen to the windshield,
carefully loosen or thaw them.
Damaged blades should be
replaced. See Wiper Blade
Replacement 0 319.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
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Wiper Parking
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or INT, they
will immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver
door is opened or within 10 minutes,
the wipers will restart and move to
the base of the windshield.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing, the wipers
continue to run until they reach the
base of the windshield.
Rainsense™
If equipped with Rainsense, a
sensor near the top center of the
windshield detects the amount of
water on the windshield and
controls the frequency of the
windshield wiper. To turn this feature
on or off, see “Rain Sense Wipers”
under Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
Keep this area of the windshield
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
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INT (Rainsense Wipe Sensitivity
Control) : When enabled, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT. Turn
the x INT band on the wiper lever
to adjust the sensitivity.
With Rainsense, if the transmission
is in N (Neutral) and the vehicle
speed is very slow, the wipers will
automatically stop at the base of the
windshield.
The wiper operations return to
normal when the transmission is no
longer in N (Neutral) or the vehicle
speed has increased.
.
Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the INT position to
deactivate Rainsense.
Wiper Arm Assembly Protection
When using an automatic car wash,
move the windshield wiper lever to
OFF. This disables the automatic
Rainsense windshield wipers.
n L (Windshield Washer) : Pull
the windshield wiper lever toward
you to spray windshield washer fluid
and activate the wipers. The wipers
will continue until the lever is
released or the maximum wash time
is reached. When the windshield
wiper lever is released, additional
wipes may occur depending on how
long the windshield washer had
been activated. See Washer Fluid
0 313 for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use
the washer until the windshield is
warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the
windshield, blocking your vision.
Headlamp Washer
If equipped with headlamp washers,
they are located to the side of the
headlamps.
The headlamps must be on in order
to use the headlamp washers. If the
headlamps are not on, only the
windshield will be washed.
Pull the wiper lever toward you and
hold briefly to activate. The
headlamp washers will spray once,
pause, and spray again. The
headlamp washers will spray again
after five windshield wash cycles.
To refill the windshield washer fluid,
see Washer Fluid 0 313.
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Compass
Clock (Base Radio)
Setting the Clock
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives
its heading and other information
from the Global Positioning
System (GPS) antenna,
StabiliTrak®, and vehicle speed
information.
Setting the Time
Time
To set the time:
To set the time:
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of
miles or degrees of turn before
needing a signal from the GPS
satellites. When the compass
display shows CAL, drive the
vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a
GPS signal. The compass system
will automatically determine when a
GPS signal is restored and provide
a heading again. See Compass
Messages 0 137 for the messages
that may be displayed for the
compass.
1. Select Settings from the Home
Page and select Set Time.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
increase or decrease the hour.
3. Press the MENU knob to go to
the next option. Press S BACK
to go to the last menu and
save the changes.
Auto Set
In the Set Time view, touch the area
just above the chrome bar and
below the Auto Set screen button to
turn on/off the Auto Time adjust
capability.
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
The infotainment system controls
are used to access the time and
date settings through the menu
system. See “Home Page” in the
infotainment manual for information
about how to use the menu system.
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1. From the Home Page, touch
the SETTINGS screen button,
then touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Time, then touch +
or − to increase or decrease
hours or minutes, and change
AM or PM.
3. Touch 12-24 Hr for a 12 or
24 hour clock.
4. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
Date
To set the date:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Date, then touch +
or − to increase or decrease
month, day, or year.
3. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
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Auto Set
When on, the time and date will
automatically update.
To set auto set:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Time or Set Date.
3. Touch Auto Set, then select
On-Cell Network or Off-Manual
to manually set the time
and date.
4. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
If auto set is on, the time displayed
on the clock may not update
immediately when driving into a new
time zone.
Clock Display
When on, the digital clock will
display on the infotainment screen.
To set the clock display:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Clock Display, then
select Off or On.
3. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
Power Outlets
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has two accessory
power outlets:
. Inside the front storage bin
below the climate control
system.
. On the rear of the center floor
console.
Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
Certain electrical accessories may
not be compatible with the
accessory power outlet and could
overload a vehicle circuit breaker or
adapter fuse. If overloaded, the
circuit breaker will reset after all
devices are disconnected or if
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
turned off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
0 235. Wait one minute to allow the
circuit breaker to reset before
reconnecting devices or turning
RAP back on. If the problem
continues, the issue could be within
your device. Try another known
good device to make sure the circuit
breaker is operating properly. If this
does not resolve your problem, see
your dealer.
It is possible to replace the factory
power outlet with a cigar lighter
receptacle, if desired. This requires
the factory installed circuit breaker
to be replaced with a standard
minifuse by the dealer. A minifuse
will not reset and will have to be
replace if blown.
Caution
Failure to replace the circuit
breaker with the minifuse could
overheat the cigar lighter and
damage the vehicle.
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When adding electrical equipment,
be sure to follow the proper
installation instructions included with
the equipment. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 289.
Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from
the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty. The power
outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such
as cell phone charge cords.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the
maximum 20 amps rating.
Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current
If equipped, this power outlet is on
the rear of the center floor console.
It can be used to plug in electrical
equipment that uses a maximum
limit of 150 watts.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in
ON/RUN/START, equipment
requiring less than 150 watts is
plugged into the outlet, and no
system fault is detected.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or
if the equipment is not fully seated
into the outlet.
If equipment is connected using
more than 150 watts or a system
fault is detected, a protection circuit
shuts off the power supply and the
indicator light turns off. To reset the
circuit, unplug the item and plug it
back in or turn the Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) off and
then back on. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 235. The
power restarts when equipment
using 150 watts or less is plugged
into the outlet and a system fault is
not detected.
The power outlet is not designed for
the following and may not work
properly, if this equipment is
plugged in:
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Equipment with high initial peak
wattage such as:
compressor-driven refrigerators
and electric power tools.
.
Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply
such as:
microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets, touch sensor
lamps, etc.
.
Medical equipment.
Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging in the storage behind the
climate control system. See
Instrument Panel Storage 0 102.
The system wirelessly charges one
PMA or Qi compatible mobile
device.
To check for phone or other device
compatibility:
. In the U.S., see my.cadillac.com/
learn.
. In Canada, see
gmtotalconnect.ca.
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{ Warning
Wireless charging can affect the
operation of an implanted
pacemaker or other medical
devices. If you have one, it is
recommended to consult with
your doctor before using the
wireless charging system.
The vehicle must be in ON/RUN/
START, ACC/ACCESSORY,
or Retained Accessory Power
(RAP). The wireless charging
feature may not correctly indicate
charging when the vehicle is in RAP.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 235.
{ Warning
Remove all metal objects from the
charging pad before charging
your mobile device. Metal objects,
such as coins, keys, rings,
or paper clips, between the phone
and charging pad will become
very hot. On the rare occasion
that the charging system does not
detect a metal object, and the
object gets wedged between the
phone and charger, remove the
phone and allow the metallic
object to cool before removing it
from the charging pad, to prevent
burns.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
To charge a mobile device:
1. Open the climate control
system panel.
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2. Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects on the charging pad.
3. Place the mobile device face
up on the @ symbol on the
charging pad.
4. The ~ will display on the V
on the infotainment screen.
This indicates that the mobile
device is properly positioned
and charging. If a phone is
placed on the charging pad
and ~ does not display,
remove the phone from the
pad, and wait three seconds
before placing/aligning the
phone on the pad again.
Keep the storage door closed while
driving.
Warning Lights,
Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning lights and gauges can
signal that something is wrong
before it becomes serious enough
to cause an expensive repair or
replacement. Paying attention to the
warning lights and gauges could
prevent injury.
Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to
indicate they are working. When
one of the warning lights comes on
and stays on while driving, or when
one of the gauges shows there may
be a problem, check the section that
explains what to do. Waiting to do
repairs can be costly and even
dangerous.
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Cluster Application Displays
Audio
Best Fuel Economy
The cluster has three interactive
display zones.
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu
search for music, select from
favorites, or change the audio
source.
This page displays average fuel
economy, the best fuel economy
over the selected distance, and a
bar graph showing instantaneous
fuel economy.
Phone
Press SEL while the Options
application page is displayed to
enter the Options menu.
Use the five-way control on the right
steering wheel control to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
The left and right zones display
Driver Information Center (DIC)
information. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 130.
The center zone displays
application information for the digital
speedometer, navigation, audio,
phone, efficiency gauge, best fuel
economy, or options.
Digital Speedometer
While the digital speedometer is
displayed, press SEL to select
speed limit information.
Navigation
If there is no active route, a
compass will be displayed. If there
is an active route, press SEL to end
route guidance or turn the voice
prompts on or off.
While the Phone application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Phone menu. In the Phone menu,
if there is no active phone call, view
recent calls, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Driver Efficiency Gauge
If equipped, this gauge is a guide to
driving in an efficient manner by
keeping the ball green and in the
center of the gauge. Hard braking or
acceleration causes the ball to
travel away from the center of the
gauge.
Options
Units : Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the Units menu.
Choose English or metric units by
pressing SEL while the desired item
is highlighted. A checkmark will be
displayed next to the selected item.
Info Pages : Press SEL while Info
Pages is highlighted to select the
items to be displayed in the DIC
information displays. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130.
Fav Button Options : Press SEL
while Fav Button Options is
highlighted to select between FAV
Primary and SEEK Primary. This
selection allows for configuration of
the C and B steering wheel
controls. When FAV Primary is
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selected, pressing C and B will go
to the next or previous favorite and
pressing and holding C and B will
seek. When SEEK Primary is
selected, pressing C and B will
seek and pressing and holding C
and B will go to the next or
previous favorite.
Tire Loading (If Equipped) : Press
SEL while Tire Loading is
highlighted to change the tire
loading setting. Choose Light (for
comfort pressure up to three
people), Eco (for Eco pressure up to
three people), or Max (for full
loading) by pressing SEL while the
desired item is highlighted.
Open Source Software : Press
SEL while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
Speedometer
The speedometer shows the
vehicle's speed in either kilometers
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
Odometer
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Trip Odometer
When the engine is on, the
tachometer will indicate the engine’s
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
tachometer may vary by several
hundred rpm’s, during auto stop
mode, when the engine is shutting
off and restarting.
The trip odometer shows how far
the vehicle has been driven since
the trip odometer was last reset.
A slight bump may be felt when the
transmission is determining the
most fuel efficient operating range.
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
The trip odometer is accessed and
reset through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per
minute (rpm).
For vehicles with the Stop/Start
system, when the ignition is in ON/
RUN, the tachometer indicates the
vehicle status. When pointing to
AUTO STOP, the engine is off but
the vehicle is on and can move. The
engine could auto start at any time.
When the indicator points to OFF,
the vehicle is off.
Caution
If the engine is operated with the
rpm’s in the warning area at the
high end of the tachometer, the
vehicle could be damaged, and
the damage would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
operate the engine with the rpm’s
in the warning area.
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Fuel Gauge
When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much
fuel is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel
gauge pointing to the side of the
vehicle the fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle
should be refueled soon.
Here are four things that some
owners ask about. None of these
show a problem with the fuel gauge:
. At the service station, the fuel
pump shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
. It takes a little more or less fuel
to fill up than the gauge
indicated. For example, the
gauge may have indicated the
tank was half full, but it actually
took a little more or less than
half the tank's capacity to fill
the tank.
. The gauge moves a little while
turning a corner or speeding up.
. The gauge takes a few seconds
to stabilize after the ignition is
turned on, and goes back to
empty when the ignition is
turned off.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
Metric
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This gauge measures the
temperature of the vehicle's engine.
While driving under normal
operating conditions, if the needle
moves into the shaded area, the
engine is too hot. Pull off the road,
stop the vehicle, and turn off the
engine as soon as possible.
Safety Belt Reminders
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt
reminder light on the instrument
cluster.
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When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind the driver to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle may continue several
times if the driver remains or
becomes unbuckled while the
vehicle is moving.
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind passengers to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle continues several times if
the passenger remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is
moving.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
If the passenger safety belt is
buckled, neither the chime nor the
light comes on.
Passenger Safety Belt
Reminder Light
The front passenger safety belt
reminder light and chime may turn
on if an object is put on the seat
such as a briefcase, handbag,
grocery bag, laptop, or other
electronic device. To turn off the
reminder light and/or chime, remove
the object from the seat or buckle
the safety belt.
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 77.
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Airbag Readiness Light
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), the passenger
sensing system, the pretensioners,
the airbag modules, the wiring, and
the crash sensing and diagnostic
module. For more information on the
airbag system, see Airbag System
0 71.
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the
vehicle is started. If the light does
not come on then, have it fixed
immediately.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays
on after the vehicle is started or
comes on while driving, it means
the airbag system might not be
working properly. The airbags in
the vehicle might not inflate in a
crash, or they could even inflate
without a crash. To help avoid
injury, have the vehicle serviced
right away.
If there is a problem with the airbag
system, a Driver Information Center
(DIC) message may also come on.
See Airbag System Messages
0 145.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 77 for important
safety information. The passenger
airbag status indicator is in the
overhead console.
United States
Canada and Mexico
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator
will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off for several seconds
as a system check. Then, after
several more seconds, the status
indicator will light either ON or OFF,
or the on or off symbol to let you
know the status of the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag.
If the word ON or the on symbol is
lit on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the front
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outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag are allowed to
inflate.
If the word OFF or the off symbol is
lit on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag.
If, after several seconds, both status
indicator lights remain on, or if there
are no lights at all, there may be a
problem with the lights or the
passenger sensing system. See
your dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others,
have the vehicle serviced right
away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 120 for more information,
including important safety
information.
Charging System Light
The charging system light comes on
briefly when the ignition is turned
on, but the engine is not running, as
a check to show the light is working.
It should go out when the engine is
started.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a
problem with the electrical charging
system. Have it checked by your
dealer. Driving while this light is on
could drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a
message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 136.
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If a short distance must be driven
with the light on, be sure to turn off
all accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine
Light)
This light is part of the vehicle’s
emission control on-board
diagnostic system. If this light is on
while the engine is running, a
malfunction has been detected and
the vehicle may require service. The
light should come on to show that it
is working when the ignition is in
Service Only Mode. See Ignition
Positions 0 230.
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Malfunctions are often indicated by
the system before any problem is
noticeable. Being aware of the light
and seeking service promptly when
it comes on may prevent damage.
Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not
run smoothly. This could lead to
costly repairs that might not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Caution
Modifications to the engine,
transmission, exhaust, intake,
or fuel system, or the use of
replacement tires that do not
meet the original tire
specifications, can cause this light
to come on. This could lead to
costly repairs not covered by the
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Caution (Continued)
vehicle warranty. This could also
affect the vehicle’s ability to pass
an Emissions Inspection/
Maintenance test. See
Accessories and Modifications
0 291.
If the light is flashing : A
malfunction has been detected that
could damage the emission control
system and increase vehicle
emissions. Diagnosis and service
may be required.
To help prevent damage, reduce
vehicle speed and avoid hard
accelerations and uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the
amount of cargo being hauled as
soon as possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to park. Turn the vehicle
off and wait at least 10 seconds
before restarting the engine. If the
light is still flashing, follow the
previous guidelines and see your
dealer for service as soon as
possible.
If the light is on steady : A
malfunction has been detected.
Diagnosis and service may be
required.
Check the following:
. For vehicles without the capless
fuel system, a loose or missing
fuel cap may cause the light to
come on. See Filling the Tank
0 280. A few driving trips with
the cap properly installed may
turn the light off.
. For vehicles with the capless
fuel system, if fuel has been
added to the vehicle using the
capless funnel adapter, make
sure that it has been removed.
See “Filling the Tank with a
Portable Gas Can” under Filling
the Tank 0 280. The diagnostic
system can detect if the adapter
has been left installed in the
vehicle, allowing fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
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A few driving trips with the
adapter removed may turn off
the light.
.
Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the
fuel brand. It may require at
least one full tank of the proper
fuel to turn the light off. See Fuel
0 279.
If the light remains on, see your
dealer.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
If the vehicle requires an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test, the
test equipment will likely connect to
the vehicle's Data Link
Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
wheel. Connecting devices that are
not used to perform an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test or to
service the vehicle may affect
vehicle operation See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 289. See
your dealer if assistance is needed.
The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
. The light is on when the engine
is running.
. The light does not come on
when the ignition is in Service
Only Mode.
. Critical emission control systems
have not been completely
diagnosed. If this happens, the
vehicle would not be ready for
inspection and might require
several days of routine driving
before the system is ready for
inspection. This can happen if
the 12-volt battery has recently
been replaced or run down, or if
the vehicle has been recently
serviced.
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See your dealer if the vehicle will
not pass or cannot be made ready
for the test.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists
of two hydraulic circuits. If one
circuit is not working, the remaining
circuit can still work to stop the
vehicle. For normal braking
performance, both circuits need to
be working.
If the warning light comes on, there
is a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
Metric
English
This light should come on briefly
when the engine is started. If it does
not come on then, have it fixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there is
a problem.
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If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a brake problem.
{ Warning
The brake system might not be
working properly if the brake
system warning light is on.
Driving with the brake system
warning light on can lead to a
crash. If the light is still on after
the vehicle has been pulled off
the road and carefully stopped,
have the vehicle towed for
service.
there is a problem with the Electric
Parking Brake system or another
system. A message may also
display in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Brake System
Messages 0 136.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
be driven, but should be taken to a
dealer as soon as possible. See the
information for the Electric Parking
Brake under Parking Brake
(Electric) 0 246 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 248. If a message
displays in the Driver Information
Center (DIC), see Brake System
Messages 0 136.
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
Parking Brake Light
This light should come on briefly
when starting the vehicle. If it does
not come on, have it fixed so it will
be ready to warn if there is a
problem.
Metric
English
This light comes on when the
parking brake is applied. If the light
continues flashing after the parking
brake is released, or while driving,
If this light stays on, there is a
problem with the Electric Parking
Brake system or another system on
the vehicle that is causing the
parking brake system to work at a
reduced level. The vehicle can still
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the
system. If the ABS light stays on,
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or comes on again while driving, the
vehicle needs service. A chime may
also sound when the light comes on
steady.
If available, this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle.
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but
the antilock brakes are not
functioning.
This light is green if LKA is available
to assist.
If both the ABS and the brake
system warning light are on, the
vehicle's antilock brakes are not
functioning and there is a problem
with the regular brakes. See your
dealer for service.
See Brake System Warning Light
0 123 and Brake System Messages
0 136.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light
If it does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced.
LKA may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert, to indicate that the lane
marking has been crossed.
See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 277.
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If equipped, this indicator will
display green when a vehicle is
detected ahead and amber when
you are following a vehicle ahead
much too closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 270.
Traction Off Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS)
has been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak
button.
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This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
If the StabiliTrak and TCS are off,
the system does not assist in
controlling the vehicle. Turn on the
TCS and the StabiliTrak systems
and the warning light turns off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
If the light is on and flashing, the
TCS and/or the StabiliTrak system
is actively working.
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning
Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
This light may also come on when a
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. See
“Performance Traction Management
If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled. A DIC
message may display. Check the
DIC messages to determine which
feature(s) is no longer functioning
and whether the vehicle requires
service.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally,
the indicator light turns off.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the vehicle.
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If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally the
indicator light goes off.
Tire Pressure Light
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving
with this light on can damage the
engine and it may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. See
Engine Overheating 0 312.
For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information
about tire pressures and the TPMS.
When the Light Is On Steady
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
This indicates that one or more of
the tires are significantly
underinflated.
If this happens, pull over and turn
off the engine as soon as possible.
See Engine Overheating 0 312.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
tire pressure message may also
display. See Tire Messages 0 146.
Stop as soon as possible, and
inflate the tires to the pressure value
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tire Pressure
0 339.
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When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
If the light flashes for about a minute
and then stays on, there may be a
problem with the TPMS. If the
problem is not corrected, the light
will come on at every ignition cycle.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 342.
Engine Oil Pressure Light
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check
the oil level as soon as possible.
Add oil if required, but if the oil
level is within the operating range
and the oil pressure is still low,
have the vehicle serviced. Always
follow the maintenance schedule
for changing engine oil.
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It also comes on when the fuel tank
is low on fuel. The light turns off
when fuel is added. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced.
High-Beam On Light
Security Light
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
If the light comes on and stays on, it
means that oil is not flowing through
the engine properly. The vehicle
could be low on oil and might have
some other system problem. See
your dealer.
Low Fuel Warning Light
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 162.
The security light should come on
briefly as the engine is started. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off.
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobilizer Operation
0 46.
This light is near the fuel gauge and
comes on briefly when the ignition is
turned on as a check to show it is
working.
IntelliBeam® Light
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 160.
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Lighting (AFL) Light
This light should come on briefly as
the vehicle is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
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Lamps On Reminder
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the
exterior lamps are in use. See
Exterior Lamp Controls 0 160.
This light in the Driver Information
Center (DIC) comes on when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (if
equipped) is active. See Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 258.
Cruise Control Light
This light comes on solid when
there is a problem with the AFL
system. It flashes when the system
is switching between lighting
modes. See Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) 0 164.
The cruise control light is white
when the cruise control is on and
ready, and turns green when the
cruise control is set and active.
See Cruise Control 0 256.
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Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC displays are shown in the
left and right interactive display
zones on the instrument cluster. The
displays show the status of many
vehicle systems. The controls for
the DIC are on the right steering
wheel control.
S or T : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL (Select) : Press to open a
menu or select a menu item. Press
and hold to reset values on certain
screens.
DIC Information Display
Options
The information displays on the DIC
can be turned on or off through the
Options menu.
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Options page in the center
display zone on the cluster.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3. Press y or z to move
through the list of possible
information displays.
y or z : Press to move up or
down in a list.
4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or
deselect that item. When an
item is selected, a checkmark
will appear next to it.
DIC Information Displays
The following is the list of all
possible DIC information displays.
Some of the information displays
may not be available for your
particular vehicle.
Speed : Shows the vehicle speed in
either kilometers per hour (km/h) or
miles per hour (mph).
Trip 1 and Trip 2 : Shows the
current distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the trip odometer was last reset.
The trip odometer can be reset by
pressing and holding SEL while this
display is active.
Fuel Range : Shows the
approximate distance the vehicle
can be driven without refueling.
LOW will be displayed when the
vehicle is low on fuel. The fuel
range estimate is based on an
average of the vehicle's fuel
economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
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Average Fuel Economy : Shows
the approximate average liters per
100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles
per gallon (mpg). This number is
calculated based on the number of
L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the
last time this menu item was reset.
This number reflects only the
approximate average fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now, and
will change as driving conditions
change. The Average Fuel
Economy can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display
is active.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy :
Shows the current fuel economy in
either liters per 100 kilometers
(L/100 km) or miles per
gallon (mpg). This number reflects
only the approximate fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now and
changes frequently as driving
conditions change.
Average Speed : Shows the
average speed of the vehicle in
kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles
per hour (mph). This average is
calculated based on the various
vehicle speeds recorded since the
last reset of this value. The average
speed can be reset by pressing and
holding SEL while this display is
active.
Timer : This display can be used as
a timer. To start the timer, press SEL
while this display is active. The
display will show the amount of time
that has passed since the timer was
last reset. To stop the timer, press
SEL briefly while this display is
active and the timer is running. To
reset the timer to zero, press and
hold SEL while this display is active.
Compass : Shows the direction the
vehicle is driving.
Turn Arrow : Shows the next
maneuver when using route
guidance.
Travel Time : Shows the estimated
time duration remaining for the
current route.
Estimated Time to Arrival : Shows
the approximate time of arrival to
your destination when using route
guidance.
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Speed Limit : Shows the current
speed limit on vehicles with the
navigation system. The information
for this page comes from a roadway
database.
Speed Warning : Allows the driver
to set a speed that they do not want
to exceed. To set the Speed
Warning, press SEL when Speed
Warning is displayed. Press y or
z to adjust the value. This feature
can be turned off by pressing and
holding SEL while viewing this
page. If the selected speed limit is
exceeded, a pop-up warning is
displayed and a chime may sound.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the
speed the cruise control or Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC, if equipped) is
set to.
Gap Setting : When ACC (if
equipped) has been engaged, this
page shows the current gap setting
along with the vehicle ahead telltale.
Performance Timer (If
Equipped) : On some vehicles, the
last performance time will be
displayed. Press SEL to enter the
Performance Timer Menu. In this
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menu, timer start and end speeds
can be changed and the timer can
be reset. Press and hold SEL while
viewing the Performance Timer to
clear the value and also stop the
timer.
Battery Voltage : Shows the
current battery voltage.
Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the
oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is
displayed, that means 99% of the
current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the display.
See Engine Oil Messages 0 138.
The oil should be changed as soon
as possible. See Engine Oil 0 301.
In addition to the engine oil life
system monitoring the oil life,
additional maintenance is
recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 379.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not
reset itself. Do not to reset the Oil
Life display accidentally at any time
other than when the oil has just
been changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil change.
To reset the engine oil life system,
press and hold SEL for several
seconds while the Oil Life display is
active. See Engine Oil Life System
0 303.
Tire Pressure : Shows the
approximate pressures of all four
tires. Tire pressure is displayed in
either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds
per square inch (psi). If the pressure
is low, the value for that tire is
shown in amber. See Tire Pressure
Monitor System 0 341 and Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 342.
Vehicle Odometer : Shows the
odometer.
Blank Page : The Blank Page
display allows for no information to
be displayed in the DIC display
zone(s).
Head-Up Display (HUD)
{ Warning
If the HUD image is too bright or
too high in your field of view, it
may take you more time to see
things you need to see when it is
dark outside. Be sure to keep the
HUD image dim and placed low in
your field of view.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the
operation of the vehicle is projected
onto the windshield. The information
is projected through the HUD lens
on the driver side of the instrument
panel and focused out toward the
front of the vehicle.
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image
as a parking aid, you may
misjudge the distance and
damage your vehicle. Do not use
the HUD image as a parking aid.
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The HUD information can be
displayed in various languages. The
speedometer reading and other
numerical values can be displayed
in either English or metric units.
.
Speed
.
Tachometer
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
.
Audio
To adjust the HUD image:
.
Phone
The language selection is changed
through the radio and the units of
measurement is changed through
the instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148 and “Settings”
under Instrument Cluster 0 114.
.
Navigation
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
.
Lane Departure
.
Low Fuel
.
Transmission Gear
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be
cleared by using the steering wheel
controls. See Vehicle Messages
0 136.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
1. Adjust the driver seat to a
comfortable position.
2. Start the engine.
3. Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
$ (Image Adjustment) : Press
down or lift up to center the HUD
image. The HUD image can only be
adjusted up and down, not side
to side.
! (Display View) : Press to
select the display view. Each press
will change the display view.
D (Image Brightness) : Lift up
and hold to brighten the display.
Press down and hold to dim the
display. Hold down to turn the
display off.
The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD
brightness control can also be
adjusted as needed.
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The HUD image can temporarily
light up depending on the angle and
position of sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
Polarized sunglasses could make
the HUD image harder to see.
English
HUD Views
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts may be
displayed in any view.
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), Adaptive Cruise
Control speed, Forward Collision
Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and
Vehicle Ahead indicator. Some
information only appears on
vehicles that have these features,
and when they are active.
Metric
English
Audio/Phone View : This display
includes the information in speed
view along with audio/phone
information. The current radio
station, media type, and incoming
calls will be displayed.
All HUD views may briefly display
audio information when the driver
uses the steering wheel controls to
adjust the audio settings appearing
in the instrument cluster.
Incoming phone calls appearing in
the instrument cluster may also
display in any HUD view.
Metric
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Metric
Metric
English
English
Navigation View : This display
includes the information in speed
view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information. When
navigation routing is not active, “No
Route Active” is displayed.
Performance View : This display
gives the speedometer reading (in
English or metric units), rpm
reading, transmission positions, and
gear shift indicator.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts
shown in the instrument cluster may
also be displayed in any HUD view.
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of
the HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe
the lens gently, then dry it.
Check that:
. Nothing is covering the
HUD lens.
. HUD brightness setting is not
too dim or too bright.
. HUD is adjusted to the proper
height.
. Polarized sunglasses are
not worn.
. Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. See Windshield
Replacement 0 320.
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Vehicle Messages
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple
messages may display one after the
other.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by
pressing SEL. The messages that
require immediate action cannot be
cleared until that action is
performed. All messages should be
taken seriously and clearing the
messages does not correct the
problem.
The following are some of the
vehicle messages that may be
displayed depending on the vehicle
content.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
vehicle has detected that the battery
voltage is dropping beyond a
reasonable point. The battery saver
system starts reducing features of
the vehicle that may be noticed. At
the point that features are disabled,
this message displays. Turn off
unnecessary accessories to allow
the battery to recharge.
TRANSPORT MODE ON
This message is displayed when the
vehicle is in transport mode. Some
features can be disabled while in
this mode, including Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE), remote start,
and the vehicle alarm system. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service
to turn transport mode off.
Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
LOW BATTERY
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 315.
This message is displayed when the
battery voltage is low. See Battery North America 0 316.
STEP ON BRAKE TO
RELEASE PARK BRAKE
SERVICE BATTERY
CHARGING SYSTEM
This message is displayed when
there is a fault in the battery
charging system. Take the vehicle to
your dealer for service.
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric
Parking Brake without the brake
pedal applied. See Parking Brake
(Electric) 0 246 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 248.
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RELEASE PARKING BRAKE
Compass Messages
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while
the vehicle is in motion. See Parking
Brake (Electric) 0 246 or Parking
Brake (Manual) 0 248.
Dashes may be displayed if the
vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
.
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
Cruise Control Messages
CRUISE SET TO XXX
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET
TO XXX
This message displays when the
cruise control speed is set. See
Cruise Control 0 256.
This message may be displayed
when there is a problem with the
brake boost assist system. When
this message is displayed, the brake
boost assist motor might be heard
operating and you might notice
pulsation in the brake pedal. This is
normal under these conditions. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
SERVICE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed when
there is a problem with the parking
brake. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
speed is set. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 258.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) when it is
temporarily unavailable. The ACC
system does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior Care
0 368.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS
PEDAL APPLIED
This message displays when
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
active and the driver is pressing the
gas pedal. When this occurs, ACC
will not brake. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 258.
SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
needs service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
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SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE
EXITING
This message may display if
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
engaged holding the vehicle at a
stop, and the driver attempts to exit
the vehicle. Put the vehicle in
P (Park) before exiting.
Door Ajar Messages
DOOR OPEN
A door open symbol will be
displayed on the DIC showing which
door is open. If the vehicle has been
shifted out of P (Park), a DOOR
OPEN message will also be
displayed. The DOOR OPEN
message may also be displayed if
the vehicle starts to move. Close the
door completely.
HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with
a hood open symbol when the hood
is open. A chime may also sound.
Close the hood completely.
TRUNK OPEN
This message will display along with
a symbol when the trunk is open.
Close the trunk completely.
Engine Cooling System
Messages
A/C OFF ENGINE
COOLANT HOT
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature.
To avoid added strain on a hot
engine, the air conditioning
compressor automatically turns off.
When the coolant temperature
returns to normal, the air
conditioning compressor turns back
on. The vehicle can continue to be
driven.
If this message continues to appear,
have the system repaired by your
dealer as soon as possible to avoid
damage to the engine.
ENGINE OVERHEATED —
IDLE ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds when the engine coolant
temperature is too hot. The engine
coolant temperature warning light
will also be on. Stop and allow the
vehicle to idle until it cools down.
ENGINE OVERHEATED —
TURN VEHICLE OFF
This message displays and a
continuous chime sounds if the
engine cooling system reaches
unsafe temperatures for operation.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light will flash. Stop and
turn off the vehicle as soon as it is
safe to do so to avoid severe
damage. This message clears when
the engine has cooled to a safe
operating temperature.
Engine Oil Messages
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
This message displays when the
engine oil needs to be changed.
When you change the engine oil, be
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sure to reset the oil life system. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 303, Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130,
Engine Oil 0 301, and Maintenance
Schedule 0 379.
corrected. Check the oil as soon as
possible and have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE
ENGINE
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
Key and Lock Messages
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect
the vehicle's ability to accelerate.
If this message is on, but there is no
reduction in performance, proceed
to your destination. The
performance may be reduced the
next time the vehicle is driven. The
vehicle may be driven at a reduced
speed while this message is on, but
maximum acceleration and speed
may be reduced. Anytime this
message stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
NO REMOTE KEY WAS
DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot.
Stop and allow the vehicle to idle
until it cools down.
ENGINE OIL LOW — ADD OIL
On some vehicles, this message
displays when the engine oil level
may be too low. Check the oil level
before filling to the recommended
level. If the oil is not low and this
message remains on, take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
See Engine Oil 0 301.
OIL PRESSURE LOW — STOP
ENGINE
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible
and do not operate it until the cause
of the low oil pressure has been
Engine Power Messages
Fuel System Messages
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as
soon as possible.
This message displays when the
fuel cap is not on tight. Tighten the
fuel cap.
This message displays when trying
to start the vehicle if an RKE
transmitter is not detected. The
transmitter battery may be weak.
See “Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
NO REMOTE DETECTED
This message displays when the
transmitter battery may be weak.
See “Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
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NO REMOTE DETECTED
PRESS BRAKE TO RESTART
This message displays when
attempting to turn off the vehicle
and the RKE transmitter is no longer
detected. Restarting is allowed
without the RKE transmitter for
five minutes. Press the brake pedal
to restart the vehicle.
NUMBER OF KEYS
PROGRAMMED
This message displays when
programming new keys to the
vehicle.
Lamp Messages
TURN SIGNAL ON
AFL (ADAPTIVE FORWARD
LIGHTING) LAMPS NEED
SERVICE
This message is displayed if the
turn signal has been left on. Turn off
the turn signal.
This message displays when the
AFL system is disabled and needs
service. See your dealer. See
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
0 164.
Object Detection System
Messages
AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL
ON/OFF
REMOTE LEFT IN VEHICLE
This message is displayed when the
exterior lamp control is in AUTO and
the lights have turned on or off. See
Automatic Headlamp System 0 163.
This message displays when
leaving the vehicle with the RKE
transmitter still inside.
XXX TURN INDICATOR
FAILURE
REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays when the
battery in the RKE transmitter needs
to be replaced.
When one of the turn signals is out,
this message displays to show
which bulb needs to be replaced.
See Bulb Replacement 0 320 and
Replacement Bulbs 0 322.
24 GHz RADARS OFF
This message displays when driving
in certain areas where there may be
radar interference. Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), and the Front
Automatic Braking (FAB) System
may not work or may not work as
well. The vehicle does not need
service.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION
PREP OFF
This message displays when the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System has been turned off. See
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 273.
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AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
REDUCED
This message displays when the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System has been set to the Alert
setting. This setting disables most
FAB functions. Some last-second
automatic braking capability is still
provided with the Alert setting, but
braking is less likely to occur. See
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 273.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System has been unavailable for
some time. The FAB System does
not need service. This message can
display under the following
conditions:
. The front of the vehicle or
windshield is not clean. Keep
these areas clean and free of
mud, dirt, snow, ice, and slush.
For cleaning instructions, see
Exterior Care 0 368.
.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the object detection
performance.
This message may also be
displayed if there is a problem with
the StabiliTrak system. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 249.
FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED
CLEAN WINDSHIELD
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue. The Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
and the Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) system will not operate.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA), and
the Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System may not work or may not
work as well.
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LANE CHANGE ALERT OFF
This message indicates that the
driver has turned the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) and Lane
Change Alert (LCA) systems off.
LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system is
temporarily unavailable. The LKA
system does not need service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue.
REAR AUTO BRAKE/PARK
ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been
turned off or when there is a
temporary condition causing the
system to be disabled.
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REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking
and backing features of the Driver
Assistance System when they are
temporarily unavailable. The system
does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior Care
0 368.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance Systems
0 266.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC
COLLISION PREP
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system. Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), Forward Collision Alert
(FCA), and/or the Front Automatic
Braking (FAB) System may not
work. Do not use these systems
until the vehicle has been repaired.
SERVICE DRIVER ASSIST
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA), the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System, Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing, and/or the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) system may not
work. Do not use these systems
until the vehicle has been repaired.
SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
If this message remains on after
continued driving, take the vehicle
to your dealer for service. Do not
use the Lane Keep Assist (LKA),
Lane Departure Warning (LDW),
and Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
features.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Parking Assist
system. Do not use this system to
help you park. See your dealer for
service.
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE
AND PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and
backing features of the Driver
Assistance System. Do not use this
system to help park or back the
vehicle. See your dealer for service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA), Lane Change Alert (LCA),
and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
features will not work. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
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SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
This message indicates that Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane
Change Alert (LCA), and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are
disabled either because the sensor
is blocked and cannot detect
vehicles in the blind zone, or the
vehicle is passing through an open
area, such as the desert, where
there is insufficient data for
operation. This message may also
activate during heavy rain or due to
road spray. The vehicle does not
need service. For cleaning, see
"Washing the Vehicle" under
Exterior Care 0 368.
TAKE STEERING
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel
to dismiss. See Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 277.
Ride Control System
Messages
ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF
If the vehicle has the
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system, this
message displays when there is a
temporary condition making the
AWD system unavailable. The
vehicle will run in 2WD. This could
be caused by:
. Loss of wheel or vehicle speed
.
AWD system overheat
.
Certain vehicle electrical
conditions
This message turns off when the
above conditions are no longer
present and the warning message is
reset.
See All-Wheel Drive 0 245.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 1 WET (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS
and StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights
will also be on when this mode is
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selected. Launch Control is
available when this mode is
selected. In this mode, the Traction
Control and Active Handling System
are available but intended for use
on wet race track conditions. Adjust
your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 2 DRY (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS
and StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights
will also be on when this mode is
selected. Launch Control is
available when this mode is
selected. In this mode, the Traction
Control and Active Handling System
are available but intended for use
on dry race track conditions. Adjust
your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
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PERFORMANCE TRACTION 3 SPORT 1 (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS
and StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights
will also be on when this mode is
selected. Launch Control is
available when this mode is
selected. In this mode, the Traction
Control and Active Handling System
are available but intended for use
on dry race track conditions. Adjust
your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 4 SPORT 2 (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS
and StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights
will also be on when this mode is
selected. Launch Control is
available when this mode is
selected. In this mode, the Traction
Control is available but intended for
use on dry race track conditions.
The Active Handling System is
disabled when this mode is
selected. This mode will require
more driver skill than modes 1–3.
Adjust your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series
Only) 0 252.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 5 RACE (V-Series Only)
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS
and StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights
will also be on when this mode is
selected. Launch Control is
available when this mode is
selected. In this mode, the Traction
Control is available but intended for
use on dry race track conditions.
The Active Handling System is
disabled when this mode is
selected. This mode will require
more driver skill than modes 1–4.
Adjust your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
REAR AXLE OFF
When this message is displayed,
the vehicle’s handling capabilities
will be reduced during severe
maneuvers. StabiliTrak will be
affected. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 249.
This message displays if a problem
occurs with the All-Wheel-Drive
(AWD) system. The vehicle will run
in 2WD. This could be caused by:
. An electronics problem
.
Worn out or overheated clutch
plates
.
Various electrical issues
The system may need service. See
your dealer.
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SERVICE REAR AXLE
If there is a problem detected with
the Electronic Limited-Slip Rear
Axle, this message displays. When
displayed, the system is not
operational and driving should be
adjusted accordingly. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service as
soon as possible.
SERVICE TRACTION
CONTROL
This message displays when there
is a problem with the Traction
Control System (TCS). See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 249.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
When this message is displayed,
the vehicle’s handling capabilities
will be reduced during severe
maneuvers. StabiliTrak will be
affected. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 249.
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 249.
SERVICE STABILITRAK
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 249.
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
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Safety Belt Messages
AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped, becomes
unavailable. This could be caused
by a temporary condition. If the
message continues to display, see
your dealer.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC
SEATBELT TIGHTENING
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped.
Security Messages
SERVICE SUSPENSION
SYSTEM
Airbag System Messages
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message displays when there
is a problem with the Magnetic Ride
Control system. See Driver Mode
Control 0 251. Have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
SERVICE AIRBAG
This message displays if the vehicle
detects a tamper condition.
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system. See
your dealer for service.
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Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE AC SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the air conditioning
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays and a chime
may sound when there may be a
problem with the power steering
system. If this message displays
and a reduction in steering
performance or loss of power
steering assistance is noticed, see
your dealer.
SERVICE STEERING
COLUMN LOCK
This message displays if there is a
problem with the steering column
lock. Take the vehicle to your dealer
for service.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
This message displays if there is a
problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
Starting the Vehicle
Messages
Tire Messages
PRESS BRAKE TO START
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR
SYSTEM
This message is displayed when
attempting to start the vehicle
without first pressing the brake
pedal.
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 342.
SERVICE KEYLESS START
SYSTEM
TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message is displayed if there is
a problem with the pushbutton start
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
TURN STEERING WHEEL
START VEHICLE AGAIN
This message may display when
you try to start the vehicle, but the
column remains locked. Try turning
the steering wheel while starting the
vehicle to unlock the steering
column. If the vehicle still does not
start, turn the steering wheel the
other way, and try starting the
vehicle again.
This message displays when the
system is learning new tires. See
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
0 342.
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD
AIR TO TIRE
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tires
is low.
This message also displays LEFT
FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT
REAR, or RIGHT REAR to indicate
the location of the low tire.
The low tire pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tire
Pressure Light 0 127.
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If a tire pressure message appears
on the DIC, stop as soon as you
can. Inflate the tires by adding air
until the tire pressure is equal to the
values shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Tires
0 332, Vehicle Load Limits 0 226,
and Tire Pressure 0 339.
You can receive more than one tire
pressure message at a time. The
DIC also shows the tire pressure
values. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 130.
Transmission Messages
MANUAL TRANSMISSION —
RELEASE CLUTCH PEDAL
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the manual transmission
clutch pedal is partially applied for
an extended period of time while the
vehicle is being driven. Driving with
the clutch pedal applied can reduce
the life of the clutch. Fully release
the clutch pedal after each gear
change.
REDUCED PERFORMANCE —
REDUCE CLUTCH USE
This message displays and engine
torque is momentarily limited if
excessive manual transmission
clutch slip is detected while the
clutch pedal is fully released.
Reduce clutch slip during
acceleration from a stop and during
gear changes to allow the clutch to
cool. This should prevent further
slips with the clutch pedal fully
released. If this message displays
repeatedly, see your dealer.
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
This message displays if there is a
problem with the transmission. See
your dealer.
SHIFT DENIED
This message displays when using
the Driver Shift Control (DSC) and
attempting to shift to a gear not
appropriate for the vehicle speed
and engine revolutions per
minute (rpm). See Manual Mode
0 241.
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SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
turning the ignition off if the vehicle
is not in P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT — IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the automatic transmission
fluid in the vehicle gets hot. Driving
with the automatic transmission fluid
temperature high can cause
damage to the vehicle. Stop the
vehicle and let it idle to allow the
transmission to cool. This message
clears when the fluid temperature
reaches a safe level.
TRANSMISSION HOT —
SLOW DOWN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the manual transmission
fluid is hot and if the vehicle speed
is high. Driving with the manual
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle.
Drive at a slower speed to cool the
manual transmission fluid. This
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message clears when the vehicle
has slowed sufficiently or if the
manual transmission fluid has
cooled sufficiently.
Washer Fluid Messages
Vehicle Reminder
Messages
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. Fill the
windshield washer reservoir as soon
as possible. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 294 for
the location of the windshield
washer reservoir. Also, see Washer
Fluid 0 313.
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE
WITH CARE
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
Vehicle Speed Messages
SELECTED SPEED LIMIT
EXCEEDED
This message is displayed when the
vehicle speed is greater than the set
speed. See "Speed Warning" under
Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 130.
VEHICLE SPEED LIMITED
This message is displayed under
certain conditions when there is a
problem and the vehicle’s speed is
being limited.
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD
FLUID
Vehicle
Personalization
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus
for customizing vehicle features.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Base Radio Audio System
Controls
MENU : Press the center of the
knob to enter the menus and select
menu items. Turn the knob to scroll
through the menus.
S BACK : Press to exit or move
backward in a menu.
To access the
personalization menu:
1. On the Home page, turn the
MENU knob to highlight
Settings and press the
MENU knob.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired feature
and press the MENU knob.
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CUE Infotainment System Audio
System Controls
.
Bluetooth
Language (Language)
.
Apple CarPlay
To access the
personalization menu:
.
Android Auto
Select Language, then select from
the available language(s).
.
Voice
.
Display
.
Rear Camera
The selected language will display
on the system, and voice
recognition will reflect the selected
language.
2. Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available
options.
.
Return to Factory Settings
Valet Mode (If Equipped)
.
Software Information
3. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
Each menu is detailed in the
following information.
This will lock the infotainment
system and steering wheel controls.
It may also limit access to vehicle
storage locations (if equipped).
4. Touch the [ Back screen
button to return to the
previous menu.
Time and Date
To enable valet mode:
1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home
page on the infotainment
system display.
Personalization Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock (Base Radio) 0 109 or Clock
(Uplevel Radio) 0 109.
Driving Mode
.
Driving Mode
Select and the following may
display:
. Engine Sound Management
.
Language (Language)
Engine Sound Management
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
.
Vehicle
Select Engine Sound Management,
then choose from the available
options. See Driver Mode Control
0 251.
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Press Lock or Unlock to lock or
unlock the system. Press Back to go
back to the previous menu.
Radio
Press to display the Radio Menu
and the following may display:
. Manage Favorites
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.
Number of Favorites Shown
Auto Volume
Vehicle
.
Audible Touch Feedback
.
Auto Volume
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
volume based on the vehicle speed.
.
Bose AudioPilot
Bose® AudioPilot®
Select and the following may
display:
. Climate and Air Quality
.
Maximum Startup Volume
.
Audio Cue Volume
Manage Favorites
This allows favorites to be edited.
Select a displayed Favorite to edit.
Select Rename to rename the
favorite or Delete to delete it.
Number of Favorites Shown
This feature adjusts the volume
based on the noise in the vehicle.
See “Bose AudioPilot Noise
Compensation Technology” in Home
Page 0 171, AM-FM Radio 0 174,
or under “Infotainment System
Settings” in the infotainment
manual.
.
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Comfort and Convenience
.
Lighting
.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Maximum Startup Volume
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Fan Speed
Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system
will automatically adjust the number
of favorites shown.
This feature sets the maximum
startup volume. If the vehicle is
started and the volume is greater
than this level, the volume is
adjusted to this level. To set the
maximum startup volume, select +
or − to increase or decrease.
Audible Touch Feedback
Audio Cue Volume
This allows Audible Touch
Feedback to be turned on or off.
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
startup and shutdown sounds. To
adjust the volume, select + or − to
increase or decrease.
Select to set the number of favorites
to display.
Select Off or On.
Climate and Air Quality
.
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Defog
.
Auto Rear Defog
Auto Fan Speed
This feature will set the auto fan
speed.
Select Low, Medium, or High.
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Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Collision Preparation
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate heated seats
at the level required by the interior
temperature. The auto heated seats
can be turned off by using the
heated seat buttons on the center
stack.
.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
.
Go Notifier
.
Lane Change Alert
Select Off or On.
Auto Defog
When set to On, the front defog will
automatically react to temperature
and humidity conditions that may
cause fogging.
Select Off or On.
Auto Rear Defog
If equipped, this feature will
automatically turn on the rear
window defog.
Select Off or On.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select the Collision/Detection
Systems menu and the following
may display:
. Alert Type
Alert Type
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This
setting affects all crash alerts
including:
. Forward Collision
151
provided, though less likely to occur.
See Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 273.
Select Off, Alert, or Alert and Brake.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See Assistance Systems
for Parking or Backing 0 266.
Select Off or On.
Go Notifier
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
This feature will give a reminder that
Adaptive Cruise Control provides
when it has brought the vehicle to a
complete stop behind another
stopping vehicle, and then that
vehicle drives on. See Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 258.
Auto Collision Preparation
Select Off or On.
This feature will turn on or off the
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and
Front Automatic Braking (FAB). The
Off setting disables all FCA and
FAB functions. With the Alert and
Brake setting, both FCA and FAB
are available. The Alert setting
disables FAB, but some last-second
automatic braking capability is still
Lane Change Alert
.
Lane Departure Warning
.
Adaptive Cruise Control
.
Parking Assist
.
Backing Warning
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See Lane Change Alert
(LCA) 0 275.
Select Off or On.
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Chime Volume
Vehicle Locator Lights
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Memory Recall
This allows the selection of the
chime volume level.
.
Easy Exit Options
Reverse Tilt Mirror
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps when K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
pressed to locate the vehicle.
.
Chime Volume
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Rainsense Wipers
When on, driver, passenger, or both
driver and passenger mirrors will tilt
downward when the vehicle is
shifted to R (Reverse). See Reverse
Tilt Mirrors 0 48.
Auto Memory Recall
This feature automatically recalls
the current driver’s previously stored
1 or 2 button positions when
entering the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 60.
Select Off or On.
Easy Exit Options
This feature automatically recalls
the current driver’s previously stored
Exit button position when exiting the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 60.
Select Off or On.
Select + or − to adjust the volume.
Select Off, On - Driver and
Passenger, On - Driver, or On Passenger.
Select Off or On.
Exit Lighting
This allows the selection of how
long the exterior lamps stay on
when leaving the vehicle when it is
dark outside.
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60
Seconds, or 120 Seconds.
Rainsense Wipers
Adaptive Forward Lighting
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See “Rainsense™” in
Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 107.
This feature allows the headlamps
to pivot horizontally to provide
greater road illumination while
turning. See Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) 0 164.
Select Off or On.
Lighting
Select and the following may
display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
.
Exit Lighting
.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
Select Off or Corner and Curve
Lighting.
Power Door Locks
Select and the following may
display:
. Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
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.
Auto Door Unlock
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Remote Door Unlock
.
Delayed Door Lock
Select and the following may
display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter.
.
Remote Lock Feedback
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
.
Remote Door Unlock
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
.
Passive Door Unlock
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the heated seats on
when using remote start on
cold days.
.
Passive Door Lock
Select Off or On.
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Remote Window Operation
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
When on, this feature will keep the
driver door from locking when the
door is open. If Off is selected, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available.
Select Off or On.
Auto Door Unlock
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park)
with an automatic transmission or
when the vehicle is turned off with a
manual transmission.
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Delayed Door Lock
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
When on, the exterior lamps will
flash when unlocking the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
Remote Lock Feedback
Select Off or On.
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
This allows the window to be
opened when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Select Off or On.
Passive Door Unlock
This allows the selection of which
doors will unlock when using the
button on the driver door to unlock
the vehicle.
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
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Passive Door Lock
Pair New Device
Text Message Alerts
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects
feedback. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 31.
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) 0 192 or Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition) 0 196 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 191 or “Pairing” in
“Infotainment Controls” under
“Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
This feature allows text messages
to be received. See “Text
Messaging” under “Phone” in the
infotainment manual.
Select Off, On with Horn
Chirp, or On.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This feature sounds an alert when
the RKE transmitter is left in the
vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Bluetooth
Select and the following may
display:
. Pair New Device
Device Management
Select Off or On.
Apple CarPlay™
Select and the following may
display:
. Apple CarPlay
Select to connect to a different
phone source, disconnect a phone,
or delete a phone.
.
Ringtones
This feature allows Apple devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
.
Device Management
Select to change the ring tone for
the specific phone. The phone does
not need to be connected to change
the ring.
.
Ringtones
Voice Mail Numbers
.
Voice Mail Numbers
.
Text Message Alerts
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones.
To change the voice mail number,
select EDIT or press the EDIT
button. Type in a new number, then
select Save or press the Save
button.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Apple CarPlay
Select Off or On.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Select to manage Apple devices.
Apple CarPlay must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Android Auto
Select and the following may
display:
. Android Auto
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Prompt Length
Proximity Sensing
This feature adjusts the voice
prompt length.
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off.
Select Short or Long.
Select Off, On, or On-Map Only.
Audio Feedback Speed
Calibrate Touchscreen
This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Turn Display Off
Voice
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
Select and the following may
display:
. Confidence Threshold
This feature gives voice
command tips.
Select to turn the display off. Press
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the
display on.
.
Prompt Length
Display
.
Audio Feedback Speed
.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
Select and the following may
display:
. Mode
Android Auto
Select to turn this feature off or on.
Select Off or On.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Confidence Threshold
This feature allows the adjustment
of the sensitivity of the speech
recognition system.
Select Confirm More or
Confirm Less.
Select Off or On.
.
Proximity Sensing
.
Calibrate Touchscreen
.
Turn Display Off
Mode
Select to change the display screen
for day or night driving.
Select Auto, Day, or Night.
Rear Camera
Select and the following may
display:
. Guidance Lines
.
Rear Park Assist Symbols
Guidance Lines
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 266.
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Rear Park Assist Symbols
Clear All Private Data
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 266.
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Return to Factory Settings
Restore Radio Settings
Select and the following may
display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
This allows selection to restore
radio settings.
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Restore Vehicle Settings
Select Delete or Cancel.
Universal Remote
System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
Universal Remote System
Programming
Select Restore or Cancel.
Software Information
Select to view the infotainment
system current software information.
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console.
This system can replace up to three
remote control transmitters used to
activate devices such as garage
door openers, security systems, and
home automation devices. These
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instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future programming.
Erase the programming when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
See “Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons” later in this
section.
To program a garage door opener,
park outside directly in line with and
facing the garage door opener
receiver. Clear all people and
objects near the garage door.
Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or help programming
the Universal Remote system, call
1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Programming involves
time-sensitive actions, and may time
out causing the procedure to be
repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1. Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1
to 3 in) away from the
Universal Remote system
buttons with the indicator light
in view. The hand-held
transmitter was supplied by the
manufacturer of the garage
door opener receiver.
2. At the same time, press and
hold both the hand-held
transmitter button and one of
the three Universal Remote
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system buttons to be used to
operate the garage door. Do
not release either button until
the indicator light changes from
a slow to a rapid flash. Then
release both buttons.
Some garage door openers
may require substitution of
Step 2 with the procedure
under “Radio Signals for
Canada and Some Gate
Operators” later in this section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door
activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the
button is pressed, then
programming is complete.
There is no need to
complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does
not come on or the garage
door does not move, a
second button press may
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be required. For a second
time, press and hold the
newly programmed button
for five seconds. If the light
stays on or the garage door
moves, programming is
complete.
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds,
then changes to a solid light
and the garage door does
not move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
Learn or Smart Button
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart
button inside the garage on the
garage door opener receiver.
The name and color of the
button may vary by
manufacturer.
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
6. Inside the vehicle, press and
hold the newly programmed
Universal Remote system
button for two seconds and
then release it. If the garage
door does not move or the
lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same
button a second time for
two seconds, then release it.
Again, if the door does not
move or the garage door lamp
does not flash, press and hold
the same button a third time for
two seconds, then release it.
The Universal Remote system
should now activate the
garage door.
Repeat the process for
programming the two remaining
buttons.
Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
For questions or programming help
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of
transmission. This may not be long
enough for the Universal Remote
system to pick up the signal during
programming.
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with
the following:
Press and hold the Universal
Remote system button while
pressing and releasing the
hand-held transmitter button every
two seconds until the signal has
been successfully accepted by the
Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
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Operation
Using the Universal Remote
System
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote system button for
at least one-half second. The
indicator light will come on while the
signal is being transmitted.
Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons
Erase all programmed buttons when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
To erase:
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons until the indicator light
begins to flash. This should
take about 10 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote System
Button
To reprogram any of the system
buttons:
1. Press and hold any one of the
buttons. Do not release the
button.
2. The indicator light will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the button, proceed
with Step 1 under
“Programming the Universal
Remote System.”
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Lighting Features
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . 160
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . 164
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O (Off) : Turns off the exterior
lamps. The knob returns to the
AUTO position after it is released.
Turn to O again to reactivate the
AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) on
automatic transmission vehicles,
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and when the parking brake is
released on manual transmission
vehicles.
AUTO (Automatic) : Automatically
turns the exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
; (Parking Lamps) : Turns on the
parking lamps including all lamps,
except the headlamps.
2 (Headlamps) : Turns on the
headlamps together with the parking
lamps and instrument panel lights.
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IntelliBeam System
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on
and off according to surrounding
traffic conditions.
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark
enough and there is no other traffic
present.
This light comes on in the
instrument cluster when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
Turning On and Enabling
IntelliBeam
To enable the automatic high-beam
system, with the turn signal lever in
the neutral position, turn the exterior
lamp control to AUTO. The blue
high-beam on light appears on the
instrument cluster when the high
beams are on.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top
center of the windshield, which
automatically controls the system.
Keep this area of the windshield
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
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The high-beam headlamps remain
on, under the automatic control,
until one of the following situations
occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's
headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright
enough that high-beam
headlamps are not required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
. The turn signal lever is moved
forward to the high-beam
position or the Flash-to-Pass
feature is used. See Headlamp
High/Low-Beam Changer 0 162
and Flash-to-Pass 0 162.
. The IntelliBeam system can be
disabled by the High/Low-Beam
Changer or the Flash-to-Pass
feature. If this happens, the
High/Low-Beam Changer must
be activated two times within
five seconds to reactivate the
IntelliBeam system. The
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instrument cluster light will come
on to indicate the IntelliBeam is
reactivated.
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect other vehicle's lamps
because of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
missing, damaged, obstructed
from view, or otherwise
undetected.
. The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
. The other vehicle's lamp(s)
cannot be detected due to dense
exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road
spray, mist, or other airborne
obstructions.
. Your vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view
of the light sensor.
. Your vehicle's windshield is
covered with ice, dirt, haze,
or other obstructions.
.
Your vehicle is loaded such that
the front end points upward,
causing the light sensor to aim
high and not detect headlamps
and taillamps.
.
You are driving on winding or
hilly roads.
You may need to manually disable
or cancel the high-beam headlamps
by turning the low-beam headlamps
on, if any of the above conditions
exist.
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
A warning chime will sound if the
exterior lamp control is left on in
either the headlamp or parking lamp
position and the driver door is
opened with the ignition off.
Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer
2 3 (Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer) : Push the turn signal
lever away from you and release, to
turn the high beams on. To return to
low beams, push the lever again or
pull it toward you and release.
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
Flash-to-Pass
This feature allows the high-beam
headlamps to be used to signal the
driver in front of you that you want
to pass.
Pull and hold the turn signal lever
toward you to use this feature.
When this is done the following will
occur:
. If the headlamps are off or in
low-beam mode, the high-beam
headlamps will turn on. They will
stay on as long as the lever is
held there. Release the lever to
turn them off.
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If the headlamps are in
high-beam mode, they will go to
low beam.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
The DRL system turns on the
low-beam headlamps at a reduced
brightness. For vehicles with High
Intensity Discharge (HID)
headlamps, there is a dedicated
DRL. The DRL will come on when
all of the following conditions
are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
The taillamps, sidemarker lamps,
instrument panel lights, and other
lamps will not be on.
The DRL turn off when the
headlamps are turned to O or the
ignition is off.
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is
set to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
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There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor, otherwise the headlamps
will come on when they are not
needed.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it
is light outside when the vehicle
leaves the garage, there is a slight
delay before the automatic
headlamp system changes to the
DRL. During that delay, the
instrument cluster may not be as
bright as usual. Make sure the
instrument panel brightness control
is in the full bright position. See
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 165.
When it is bright enough outside,
the headlamps will turn off or may
change to Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL).
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The automatic headlamp system
turns off when the exterior lamp
control is turned to O or the ignition
is off.
Lights On with Wipers
If the windshield wipers are
activated in daylight with the engine
on, and the exterior lamp control is
in AUTO, the headlamps, parking
lamps, and other exterior lamps
come on. The transition time for the
lamps coming on varies based on
wiper speed. When the wipers are
not operating, these lamps turn off.
Move the exterior lamp control to O
or ; to disable this feature.
speed is greater than 3 km/h
(2 mph). AFL will not operate when
the transmission is in R (Reverse).
AFL is not immediately operable
after starting the vehicle; driving a
short distance is required to
calibrate the AFL. See Exterior
Lamp Controls 0 160.
Hazard Warning Flashers
Move the lever all the way up or
down to signal a turn.
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL)
On vehicles with the AFL system,
the headlamps pivot horizontally to
provide greater road illumination
while turning. To enable AFL, set
the exterior lamp control on the turn
signal lever to the AUTO position.
Moving the control out of the AUTO
position will deactivate the system.
AFL will operate when the vehicle
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
| (Hazard Warning Flashers) :
Press to make the front and rear
turn signal lamps flash on and off.
Press again to turn the flashers off.
The hazard warning flashers turn on
automatically if the airbags deploy.
Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the
turn signal flashes three times.
The turn and lane-change signal
can be turned off manually by
moving the lever back to its original
position.
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If after signaling a turn or lane
change, the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb
might be burned out.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the
fuse. See Fuses and Circuit
Breakers 0 323.
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Courtesy Lamps
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened and the dome
lamp is in the DOOR position.
Dome Lamps
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
D (Instrument Panel
Illumination) : Move the
thumbwheel up or down to brighten
or dim the lights.
The brightness of the displays
automatically adjusts based on
outdoor lighting. The instrument
panel illumination control will set the
lowest level to which the displays
will automatically be adjusted.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR : The lamp comes on when
a door is opened.
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ON : Turns the lamp on.
Sedan
Coupe
The rear reading lamps are over the
rear passenger doors.
The rear reading lamps are in the
headliner.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
Press
or off.
Reading Lamps
There are front and rear reading
lamps. These lamps come on when
any door is opened.
The front reading lamps are in the
overhead console.
Press
or off.
m or n to turn the lamps on
m or n to turn the lamps on
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Entry Lighting
Some exterior lamps and most of
the interior lights turn on briefly at
night, or in areas of limited lighting
when K is pressed on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 31. When the
driver door is opened, all control
lights, Driver Information Center
(DIC) lights, and door pocket lights
turn on. After about 30 seconds the
exterior lamps turn off, then the
remaining interior lights dim to off.
Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by changing the ignition
out of the OFF position, or by
pressing Q on the RKE transmitter.
This feature can be changed. See
“Vehicle Locator Lights” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Exit Lighting
Some exterior lamps and interior
lights come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting, when the driver
door is opened after the ignition is
turned off. The dome lamp comes
on after the ignition is changed to
the OFF position. The exterior
lamps and dome lamp remain on for
a set amount of time, then
automatically turn off.
The exterior lamps turn off
immediately by turning the exterior
lamp control off.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Battery Power Protection
The battery saver feature is
designed to protect the vehicle's
battery.
If some interior lamps are left on
and the ignition is turned off, the
battery rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamp off after
some time.
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Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver
The exterior lamps turn off about
10 minutes after the ignition is
turned off, if the parking lamps or
headlamps have been manually left
on. This protects against draining
the battery. To restart the 10-minute
timer, turn the exterior lamp control
to the O position and then back to
the ; or 2 position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in
the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/
START position.
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Infotainment
System
Phone
Bluetooth (Overview) . . . . . . . . . 191
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . .
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170
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Radio
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backglass Antenna . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Band Antenna . . . . . . . . . .
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177
178
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Audio Players
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SD Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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181
184
184
OnStar System
OnStar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Trademarks and License
Agreements
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Introduction
Infotainment
Base radio information is included in
this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on other
available infotainment systems.
Read the following pages to
become familiar with these features.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road for
too long or too often while using
any infotainment feature can
cause a crash. You or others
could be injured or killed. Do not
give extended attention to
infotainment tasks while driving.
Limit your glances at the vehicle
displays and focus your attention
on driving. Use voice commands
whenever possible.
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The infotainment system has built-in
features intended to help avoid
distraction by disabling some
functions when driving. These
functions may gray out when they
are unavailable. Many infotainment
features are also available through
the instrument cluster and steering
wheel controls.
Before driving:
. Become familiar with the
operation, faceplate buttons, and
screen buttons.
. Set up the audio by presetting
favorite stations, setting the
tone, and adjusting the
speakers.
. Set up phone numbers in
advance so they can be called
easily by pressing a single
button or by using a single voice
command if equipped with
Bluetooth phone capability.
See Defensive Driving 0 216.
To play the infotainment system with
the ignition off, see Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 235.
Theft-Deterrent Feature
TheftLock® is designed to
discourage theft of the vehicle's
radio by learning a portion of the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The radio does not operate if it is
stolen or moved to a different
vehicle.
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Overview
.
Press and hold to clear the
screen and display
the time.
.
Press to mute the system.
Press again to unmute.
.
Turn the knob to adjust the
volume.
Infotainment System Overview
The infotainment system is controlled by using the buttons on the faceplate
and steering wheel controls.
3.
1. FAV (Favorite Pages)
. Press to scroll through the
favorite pages for each
source.
2.
O (Power/Volume)
.
Press to turn the audio on
or off.
7 (Seek Previous/Fast
Reverse)
. Press to seek to the
beginning of the current or
previous track. If the track
has been playing for less
than five seconds, it seeks
the previous track. If longer
than five seconds, the
current track starts from the
beginning.
. Press and hold to quickly
reverse through a track.
Release the button to return
to playing speed. See CD
Player 0 179.
. For AM, FM, or SiriusXM®
(if equipped), press to seek
to the previous strong
station.
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4.
6 (Seek Next/Fast Forward)
.
Press to seek the next
track.
.
Press and hold to fast
forward through a track.
Release the button to return
to playing speed. See CD
Player 0 179.
.
For AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped), press to seek to
the next strong station.
5. MENU
. Press to access the menu
for the current audio
source.
. Press to select the
highlighted menu option.
. Turn to scroll through a list.
6.
{ (Home Page)
.
7.
See “Home Page” following.
S BACK
.
Press to return to the
previous screen in a menu.
.
On a page accessed
directly by a faceplate
button or Home Page
screen button, press S
BACK to go to the
previous menu.
8. PHONE
. See Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) 0 192 or
Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition) 0 196 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 191.
9. MEDIA
. Press to change the audio
source between CD, USB,
SD Card, and AUX.
10. RADIO
. Press to change the audio
source between AM, FM,
or SiriusXM (if equipped).
Home Page
Home Page Features
The infotainment system displays a
Home Page that makes it easy to
access all of the applications. Turn
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the MENU knob to highlight feature
icons. Press the MENU knob to
access the feature’s options.
Various functions are disabled when
the vehicle is moving.
AUDIO : Select the AUDIO screen
icon to display the active source
page. The sources available are
AM, FM, SiriusXM® (if equipped),
CD, USB/iPod, AUX, and SD Card.
See AM-FM Radio 0 174, Satellite
Radio 0 176, CD Player 0 179, and
Auxiliary Jack 0 184.
PHONE : Select the PHONE screen
icon to display the PHONE main
page. See “PHONE” in this section.
NAV : Select the NAV screen icon
to display the last Turn-by-Turn
maneuver if a destination was
downloaded. See Navigation 0 412.
PDR : Select thePDR screen icon to
display the Performance Data
Recorder home screen. See
Performance Data Recorder (PDR)
0 186.
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SETTINGS : Select the SETTINGS
screen icon to display the Settings
main page. See “Setting Radio
Preferences” in this section.
Setting Radio Preferences
Select the SETTINGS screen icon
to display the Settings menu and
the following may display:
Time : See Clock (Base Radio)
0 109 or Clock (Uplevel Radio)
0 109.
Language (Current Language) :
This will set the display language in
the radio, instrument cluster, and
voice recognition. Press to display a
list of languages. Press S BACK to
go back to the previous menu.
Valet Mode :
1. Type a four-digit code on the
circular numeric keypad. Turn
the MENU knob to highlight a
number.
2. Press the MENU knob to select
it. Do this for each one of the
four digits. Select Enter to go to
the confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Select LOCK to lock the
system. This will also lock the
vehicle storage locations,
if equipped.
4. Type the four-digit code to
unlock the system. Press S
BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Radio : See “Radio Setup” later in
this section.
Vehicle : See Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
Display : Press the MENU knob to
turn the display on or off.
Return to Factory Settings : See
“Return to Factory Settings” later in
this section.
Radio
While at the active screen, such as
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if equipped),
press and hold the area just above
the chrome bar and below one of
the preset screen buttons to save
the current station as a favorite.
Press the area just above the
chrome bar to recall a favorite
station.
From the Home Screen, turn the
MENU knob to select Settings
application and press the MENU
knob to select. Turn again to select
"Radio" settings menu and press to
select. Turn again to select
"Manage Favorites" and press to
select.
From the RADIO screen icon, the
following may be displayed:
Manage Favorites :
. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select a Favorite.
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
DELETE screen button to delete
a favorite.
. While a station is highlighted,
press the MOVE screen button.
The screen button will change to
DROP. Turn the MENU knob and
the station tab will follow the
path to the desired location.
Press the area just above the
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chrome bar and below the
DROP screen button to relocate
the station.
Number of Favorites Shown :
Select Auto to automatically adjust
the number of Favorites pages
shown as Favorites are added and
removed. Another way to adjust is
to select a number from 5–25 to
show that selection of favorites.
Press S BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Audible Touch Feedback : Select
Audible Touch Feedback to turn
feedback Off or On. Press S BACK
to go back to the previous menu.
Auto Volume (If Equipped) : This
feature adjusts the volume based on
vehicle speed. The options are Off,
Low, Medium-Low, Medium,
Medium-High, or High. Select the
desired volume. Press S BACK to
go back to the previous menu.
Bose® AudioPilot® Noise
Compensation Technology (If
Equipped) : While turned on,
AutoPilot® detects ambient noise
and vehicle speed to continuously
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monitor and adjust many aspects of
the audio signal so that your music
will sound the same at a set volume
level.
Rear Camera (If Equipped)
The options are ON and OFF.
Rear Camera Display : This
feature will turn the Rear Vision
Camera display on or off. Select
Rear Camera Display and then
select Off or On. Press S BACK to
go back to the previous menu.
This feature is most effective at
lower radio volume settings where
background noise can affect how
well the music can be heard while
being played through your vehicle’s
audio system. At higher volume
settings, where the music is much
louder than the background noise,
there may be little or no adjustments
by AudioPilot®.
For more information on Bose®
AudioPilot® noise compensation
technology, see www.bose.com//
audiopilot.
Maximum Startup Volume : This
feature sets the maximum startup
volume. If the vehicle is started and
the volume is greater than this level,
the volume is adjusted to this level.
To set the maximum startup volume,
Turn the MENU knob to increase or
decrease startup volume. Press S
BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
From the Rear Camera screen
button, the following may be
displayed:
Rear Park Assist Symbols : This
feature will display symbols where
objects are detected by the Rear
Parking Assist system. Select Rear
Park Assist Symbols, then select Off
or On. Press S BACK to go back to
the previous menu.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 266.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert : This
feature will display an alert icon
when cross traffic is detected.
Select Rear Cross Traffic Alert, then
select Off or On. Press S BACK to
go back to the previous menu.
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Return to Factory Settings
Select Return to Factory Settings
and the following list may display:
Restore Vehicle Settings : This
option will restore factory vehicle
personalization settings. Select
Restore Vehicle Settings. A screen
displays stating all vehicle
customization settings will be
restored to the factory settings.
Select Cancel or Continue. Press S
BACK to go back to the last menu.
Clear All Private Data : This option
clears all private information from
the vehicle. Select Clear All Private
Data. Select Cancel or Continue.
Press S BACK to go back to the
last menu.
Restore Radio Settings : This
option will restore factory radio
settings. Select Restore Radio
Settings. A screen displays stating
all personalized radio settings will
be restored back to the factory
settings. Select Cancel or Continue.
Press S BACK to go back to the
last menu.
English and Metric Unit
Conversion
Radio
To change the display units between
English and metric units, see
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
AM-FM Radio
Playing the Radio
In the U.S., see www.cadillac.com.
While on the audio main page,
press the RADIO button to cycle
through the radio sources: AM, FM,
or SiriusXM® (if equipped) or press
the MEDIA button to cycle through
the media sources: CD, USB, SD,
or AUX.
In Canada, see www.cadillac.ca.
AM, FM, SiriusXM (If Equipped)
Software Updates
See the following websites for
information:
Cadillac
To select AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped):
1. Press
{.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the AUDIO
screen icon.
3. Press the MENU knob to
select.
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight AM, FM, or SiriusXM
(if equipped) and press the
MENU knob to select.
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Press the RADIO faceplate button
to change the active radio source.
Press the MENU knob and the
following radio settings may display:
Tone Settings :
. Bass, Midrange, and Treble :
Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Press the MENU knob
to select. Turn the MENU knob
to adjust.
. Balance : Turn the MENU knob
to highlight. Press the MENU
knob to select. Turn the MENU
knob left for more sound from
the left speakers or right for
more sound from the right
speakers. The middle position
balances the sound between the
left and right speakers.
. Fade : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Press the MENU knob
to select. Turn the MENU knob
to the left for more sound from
the front speakers and to the
right for more sound from the
rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound
between the front and rear
speakers.
.
EQ (Equalizer) : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight. Turn the
MENU knob to scroll through the
options. Press the MENU knob
to select. Press the S BACK
button to go back to the
previous menu.
Station List : Select to display a list
of AM or FM stations. Press S
BACK to go to the previous menu.
Auto Volume : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the volume based on
the vehicle speed. The options are
Off, Low, Medium-Low, Medium,
Medium-High, and High. Select the
desired volume.
Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Bose® AudioPilot® Noise
Compensation Technology (If
Equipped) : While turned on,
AutoPilot® detects ambient noise
and vehicle speed to continuously
monitor and adjust many aspects of
the audio signal so that your music
will sound the same at a set volume
level.
The options are ON and OFF.
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This feature is most effective at
lower radio volume settings where
background noise can affect how
well the music can be heard while
being played through your vehicle’s
audio system. At higher volume
settings, where the music is much
louder than the background noise,
there may be little or no adjustments
by AudioPilot®.
For more information on Bose®
AudioPilot® noise compensation
technology, see www.bose.com//
audiopilot.
EQ (Equalizer) Settings : For
vehicles equipped with a Bose
Sound System the available choices
are Manual and Talk.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a
Bose® Surround Sound System, it
will have the following four DSP
modes:
. Normal : Adjusts the audio to
normal mode. This provides the
best sound quality for all seating
positions.
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.
Driver : Adjusts the audio to give
the driver the best possible
sound quality.
.
Rear : Adjusts the audio to give
the rear seat occupants the best
possible sound quality.
.
Centerpoint® : Turns on Bose
Centerpoint surround
technology.
Channel List : Select to display a
list of SiriusXM channels. Turn the
MENU knob to highlight and press
the MENU knob to select. Press S
BACK to go to the previous menu.
preset screen buttons to save the
current station as a favorite. Press
the area just above the chrome bar
to recall a favorite station.
Also see the radio settings common
for all sources earlier in this section.
Favorites can be stored including
radio stations and media.
Finding a Station
To display the favorites page, press
the FAV button on the radio
faceplate.
Seeking a Station
Centerpoint creates a surround
sound from nearly any audio
source: existing CD collection,
satellite radio (if equipped), and
audio players.
Press 7 or 6 to search for the
previous or next strongest station.
Options for SiriusXM Only (If
Equipped)
Turn the MENU knob to manually
find a station.
XM View : XM view allows the
channel list to be viewed by channel
name, artist playing on channel,
or song playing on channel. Turn
the MENU knob to highlight XM
view and press the MENU knob to
select. Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Storing Radio Station Presets
Tuning a Station
Favorites are stored in the favorites
area at the bottom of the screen.
Up to 25 preset stations can be
stored under the following:
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped) : While on the active
source main page, such as AM, FM,
and SiriusXM (if equipped), press
and hold the area just above the
chrome bar and below one of the
Favorites
From Settings press the MENU
knob and press to select Manage
Favorites. The Manage Favorites
feature has the options of moving or
deleting a favorite and how many
favorite pages to display. See
“Manage Favorites” in “Radio Setup”
under Home Page 0 171.
Satellite Radio
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
Service
Vehicles with a SiriusXM satellite
radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM
satellite radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
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SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to
coast, and in digital-quality sound.
A service fee is required to receive
the SiriusXM service. See
www.siriusxm.com or call
1-866-635-2349 in the U.S. In
Canada, see www.xmradio.ca or call
1-877-209-0079.
When SiriusXM is active, the
channel name and number, song
title, and artist display on the
screen.
Browsing SiriusXM Channels
To browse the SiriusXM channels:
1. While XM is the active source,
press the MENU knob.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight XM Channel List.
Press the MENU knob to
select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired channel
and press to select that
channel for playback.
Radio Reception
Frequency interference and static
can occur during normal radio
reception if items such as phone
chargers, vehicle convenience
accessories, and external electronic
devices are plugged into the
accessory power outlet. If there is
interference or static, unplug the
item from the accessory power
outlet.
FM
FM signals only reach about 16 to
65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the
radio has a built-in electronic circuit
that automatically works to reduce
interference, some static can occur,
especially around tall buildings or
hills, causing the sound to fade in
and out.
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AM
The range for most AM stations is
greater than for FM, especially at
night. The longer range can cause
station frequencies to interfere with
each other. Static can also occur
when things like storms and power
lines interfere with radio reception.
When this happens, try reducing the
treble on the radio.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service
If equipped, SiriusXM Satellite
Radio Service provides digital radio
reception. Tall buildings or hills can
interfere with satellite radio signals,
causing the sound to fade in and
out. In addition, traveling or standing
under heavy foliage, bridges,
garages, or tunnels may cause loss
of the SiriusXM signal for a period
of time.
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Cell Phone Usage
Cell phone usage, such as making
or receiving phone calls, charging,
or just having the phone on may
cause static interference in the
radio. Unplug the phone or turn it off
if this happens.
Backglass Antenna
The AM-FM antenna is integrated
with the rear window defogger in the
rear window. Do not scratch the
inside surface or damage the lines
in the glass. If the inside surface is
damaged, it could interfere with
radio reception. For proper radio
reception, the antenna connector
needs to be properly attached to the
post on the glass.
If attaching a cell phone antenna to
the glass, attach it between the grid
lines.
Caution
Using a razor blade or sharp
object to clear the inside rear
window can damage the rear
window antenna and/or the rear
window defogger. Repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not clear the inside
rear window with sharp objects.
Caution
Do not apply aftermarket glass
tinting with metallic film. The
metallic film in some tinting
materials will interfere with or
distort the incoming radio
reception. Any damage caused to
the backglass antenna due to
metallic tinting materials will not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Multi-Band Antenna
The roof antenna is for OnStar,
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (U.S. and
Canada only), and GPS (Global
Positioning System). Keep clear of
obstructions for clear reception.
If the vehicle has a sunroof, and it is
open, reception can also be
affected.
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Audio Players
CD Player
The player can be used for CD and
MP3 audio.
With the vehicle on, insert a disc
into the slot, label side up. Press the
MEDIA button to select CD as a
source.
The system is capable of playing:
. Most audio CDs
.
CD-R
.
CD-RW
.
MP3 or unprotected WMA
formats
When playing any compatible
recordable disc, the sound quality
can be reduced due to disc quality,
the method of recording, the quality
of the music that has been
recorded, or the way the disc has
been handled.
There can be increased skipping,
difficulty in recording tracks,
difficulty in finding tracks, and/or
difficulty in loading and ejecting.
If these problems occur, check the
disc for damage or try a known
good disc.
To avoid damage to the CD player:
. Do not use scratched or
damaged discs.
. Do not apply labels to discs. The
labels could get caught in the
player.
. Insert only one disc at a time.
.
Keep the loading slot free of
foreign materials, liquids, and
debris.
.
Use a marking pen to label the
top of the disc.
Playing an Audio CD
Press the MEDIA button on the
faceplate until CD is selected.
On the CD main page, a track
number displays at the beginning of
each track, or Song, Artist, and
Album information displays when
available.
Use the following buttons to control
disc playback :
t or 7 (Seek Previous/Fast
Reverse) : While on the CD main
page, press just above the chrome
bar and below the t.
.
Press to seek to the beginning of
the current or previous track.
If the track has been playing for
less than five seconds, it seeks
to the previous track. If longer
than five seconds, the current
track starts from the beginning.
.
Press and hold to fast reverse
through a track. Release the
button to return to playing
speed. Elapsed time displays.
Loading and Ejecting Discs
To load a disc:
1. Turn the vehicle on.
2. Insert a disc into the slot, label
side up. The player pulls it in
the rest of the way. If the disc
is damaged or improperly
loaded, there is an error and
the disc ejects.
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u or 6 (Seek Next/Fast
CD Menu
Forward) : While on the CD main
page, press just above the chrome
bar and below the u.
While on the CD main page, press
the MENU knob to display the CD
menu and the following may display:
.
Press to seek to the next track.
.
Press and hold to fast forward
through a track. Release the
button to return to playing
speed. Elapsed time displays.
Browse : Select to display the files
or songs on the CD. See “Browse
CD Media” later in this section.
j /r (Pause/Play) : Pauses and
plays content while on the CD main
page. Press just above the chrome
bar and below pause/play to pause.
Press again to resume.
Z (Shuffle) : Press just above the
chrome bar and below the Z to
play the songs in random order.
Press again to turn off.
If a Blu-ray Disc® or DVD disc is
loaded into the CD player and the
CD screen button is selected, a
message comes on the screen to
use the Video application. The
Video application is only available
on vehicles with rear seat
entertainment.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” under AM-FM Radio
0 174.
Auto Volume : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the volume based on
the vehicle speed. Select the level
between Off, Low, Medium-Low,
Medium, Medium-High, and High.
Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped,
this feature can be turned on or off.
See “Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
EQ (Equalizer) Settings :
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
pre-defined EQ modes. See “EQ
(Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a
Bose® Surround Sound System, this
feature adjusts DSP modes. See
“DSP Modes” in AM-FM Radio
0 174.
Error Messages
If Disc Error displays and/or the disc
comes out, it could be for one of the
following reasons :
. The disc has an invalid or
unknown format.
. The disc is very hot. Try the disc
again when the temperature
returns to normal.
. The road is very rough. Try the
disc again when the road is
smoother.
. The disc is dirty, scratched, wet,
or upside down.
. The air is very humid. Try the
disc again later.
. There was a problem while
burning the disc.
. The label is caught in the CD
player.
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If Disc Player Error displays, it could
be for one of the following reasons :
. The player temperature is
too high.
. There are load or eject errors.
If the CD is not playing correctly, for
any other reason, try a known
good CD.
If any error continues, contact your
dealer.
Playing an MP3 CD
To play an MP3 CD, follow the same
instructions as “Playing an
Audio CD.”
The following guidelines must be
met when creating an MP3 disc,
otherwise the CD might not play :
. Sampling rate: 16 kHz,
22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz.
. Bit rates supported: 8, 16, 24,
32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112,
128, 144, 160, 192, 224, 256,
and 320 kbps.
.
Maximum number of folders:
eight folders with 255 files per
folder.
USB Port
.
Maximum of 1,000 files on
a disc.
.
Recorded on a CD-R or CD-RW.
A USB mass storage device or
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device can be connected to the
USB port.
Root Directory
The root directory is treated as a
folder. All files contained directly
under the root directory are
accessed prior to any root directory
folders.
Empty Folders
If a root directory or folder is empty
or contains only folders, the player
advances to the next folder in the
file structure that contains a
compressed audio file. The empty
folder(s) are not displayed or
numbered.
No Folder
When the CD only contains
compressed audio files without any
folders or playlists, all files are
under the root folder.
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Playing from a USB
The USB port is in the center
console under the armrest and,
if equipped, in the storage behind
the climate control system. See
Instrument Panel Storage 0 102.
When connecting a non-Apple®
device to the USB port in the center
console, the message “This USB
port only supports Apple Devices”
will appear. Connect the device to
the other port to initiate playback.
Both ports are capable of charging
devices.
USB MP3 Player and USB Drives
. The USB MP3 players and USB
drives connected must comply
with the USB Mass Storage
Class specification (USB MSC).
. Hard disc drives are not
supported.
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To play a USB device:
. Connect the USB.
. Press the MEDIA button on the
faceplate until the connected
device is shown.
While the USB source is active, use
the icons on the screen to operate
the USB:
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” under “Playing an
Audio CD.”
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Playing an Audio CD.”
.
t (Seek Previous/Fast
Reverse)
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped,
this feature can be turned on or off.
See “Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
.
u (Seek Next/Fast Forward)
j /r (Play/Pause)
Z (Shuffle)
EQ (Equalizer) Settings :
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
pre-defined EQ modes. See “EQ
(Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
.
.
For information on how to use the
screen icons, see “Playing an
Audio CD.”
USB Menu
Press the MENU knob to display the
USB menu and the following may
display:
Browse : Select to display the files
and folders on the USB device.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a
Bose® Surround Sound System, this
feature adjusts the DSP modes.
See “DSP Modes” in AM-FM Radio
0 174.
Playing from an iPod®
This feature supports the following
iPod models:
. iPod nano® (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
4th generation)
. iPod with video (5.0 and 5.5)
.
iPod classic® (6th generation)
.
iPod touch® (1st and 2nd
generation)
There may be problems with
operation and function in the
following situations:
. When connecting an iPod on
which a more recent version of
the firmware is installed than is
supported by the infotainment
system.
. When connecting an iPod on
which firmware from other
providers is installed.
To connect and control an iPod:
1. Connect one end of the
standard iPod USB cable to the
iPod's dock connector.
2. Connect the other end to a
USB port in the center console
or in the center stack
storage bin.
3. Press the MEDIA button to
select the source.
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iPod music information displays on
the radio’s display and begins
playing through the vehicle’s audio
system.
The iPod battery recharges
automatically while the vehicle is on.
When the vehicle is off while an
iPod is connected using the iPod
USB cable, the iPod battery stops
charging and the iPod automatically
turns off.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Playing an Audio CD.”
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped,
this feature can be turned on or off.
See “Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
EQ (Equalizer) Settings :
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
pre-defined EQ modes. See “EQ
(Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
If the iPod is an unsupported model,
it can still be listened to in the
vehicle by connecting to the
auxiliary input jack using a standard
3.5 mm (1/8 in) stereo cable.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a
Bose® Surround Sound System, this
feature adjusts the DSP modes.
See “DSP Modes” in AM-FM Radio
0 174.
iPod Menu
Browse iPod Media
Press the MENU knob to display the
iPod Menu and the following may
display :
Use the following to browse:
Playlists :
Browse : Select to display the files
or songs on the iPod. See “Browse
iPod Media” later in this section.
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
playlists stored on the iPod.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” under “Playing an
Audio CD.”
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select a
playlist name to view a list of
all songs in the playlist.
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3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select
the song from the list to begin
playback.
Artists :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
artists stored on the iPod.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
artist name to view a list of all
albums by the artist.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select
the album from the list.
4. To begin playback, select a
song from the album.
Albums :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
albums stored on the iPod.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
album name to view a list of all
songs on the album.
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3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select
the song from the list to begin
playback.
Genres :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
genres stored on the iPod.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select
the song from the list to begin
playback.
Playing from an iPhone®
or iPad®
This feature supports iPhone 3G,
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad.
Playing Music from the SD Card
An SD card is played the same way
a USB device is played. See USB
Port 0 181.
Auxiliary Jack
This vehicle has an AUX port in the
center console under the armrest.
Possible auxiliary audio sources
include:
. Laptop computer
2. Turn the MENU knob to select
a genre name to view a list of
artists of that genre.
Follow the same instructions as
stated earlier for using an iPod.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight an artist and press to
view albums by that artist.
SD Card Reader
.
This vehicle has an SD card reader
in the center console.
This jack is not an audio output. Do
not plug headphones into the
auxiliary input jack. Auxiliary
devices should be set up while the
vehicle is in P (Park).
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
album to view songs.
5. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select
the song from the list to begin
playback.
Songs :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view a
list of all songs stored on
the iPod.
Set up any SD card while the
vehicle is in P (Park).
1. Plug the SD card into the
reader.
2. Press the MEDIA button to
select the SD device.
If an SD card has already been
connected, but a different source is
currently active, press the MEDIA
screen button repeatedly to cycle
through all of the available audio
source screens, until the SD card
screen is selected.
Audio music player
Connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) cable
from the auxiliary device to the
auxiliary input jack.
If an auxiliary device has already
been connected, but a different
source is currently active, press the
MEDIA faceplate button repeatedly
to scroll through all of the available
audio source screens, until the AUX
source screen is selected.
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Playing from the AUX Port
An auxiliary device is played
through the audio system and
controlled through the device itself.
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped,
this feature can be turned on or off.
See “Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
Press the MENU knob to display the
AUX menu and the following may
display:
EQ (Equalizer) Settings :
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
pre-defined EQ modes. See “EQ
(Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 174.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” under “Playing an
Audio CD.”
DSP Modes : If equipped with a
Bose® Surround Sound System, this
feature adjusts the DSP modes.
See “DSP Modes” in AM-FM Radio
0 174.
AUX Menu
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Playing an Audio CD.”
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OnStar System
OnStar® with 4G LTE
If equipped with OnStar 4G LTE, up
to seven devices, such as
smartphones, tablets, and laptops,
can be connected to high-speed
Internet through the vehicle’s built-in
Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Call 1-888-4-ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to connect to an
OnStar Advisor for assistance. See
www.onstar.com for a detailed
instruction guide, vehicle availability,
details, and system limitations.
Services and apps vary by make,
model, year, carrier, availability, and
conditions. 4G LTE service is
available in select markets. 4G LTE
performance is based on industry
averages and vehicle systems
design. Some services require a
data plan.
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
Start Recording
If equipped, the PDR icon displays
on the Home screen.
The PDR records video, audio, and
vehicle data. This data is stored on
a removable SD card in the
glove box.
The recorded data is not stored
anywhere else and is only
accessible from the SD card.
To begin, insert a FAT32 formatted
SD card, Class 10 required, into the
glove box SD card reader.
Touch the PDR icon to access the
PDR menu. The options
displayed are:
If the system is unable to begin
recording, the Start Recording
button is grayed out.
Touch the Start Recording button to
begin recording. After recording
begins, this button changes to Stop
Recording. Touch to stop the
recording session.
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The elapsed time will show when
recording. To define a finish line,
see “Define Finish Line” later in this
section.
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To set the finish line, position the
vehicle with the front bumper at the
start/finish point. From the PDR
menu, touch Define Finish Line and
then touch Mark Finish Line. This
can be done with the vehicle
moving.
Recorded Sessions
If no SD card is inserted, a message
displays.
To view recorded videos, touch
Recorded Sessions.
Define Finish Line
If there is no available space on the
SD card, a message displays.
Delete or transfer recordings on the
SD card or use another SD card
with free space.
To delete a recording, go to the
Recorded Sessions menu and touch
z next to the item. See “Recorded
Sessions” later in this section.
To track and record the vehicle’s lap
times, the starting point of a lap
must be set. Crossing this point
activates the lap timer when
recording.
A list of recordings displays.
Select the recording to start
playback.
Touch z next to an item to delete
that recording, Touch Yes to delete
or No to cancel on the confirmation
screen. Touch Dismiss to exit.
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Video playback is not allowed while
the vehicle is in motion.
Exit : Touch to exit the current
display.
Tap on the screen while the video is
playing to display the video controls:
Choose Video Overlay
Sport:
Video Scrubber : Changes the
position and playback. The length of
the bar corresponds to the time of
the video. Advance or rewind the
video by dragging along the bar.
Touch the Choose Video Overlay
screen button to display the menu
screen.
Select one:
. No Overlay
.
Sport
Delete Recording : Touch to delete
the video. A confirmation screen
displays. Touch Yes to delete or No
to cancel.
.
Track
.
Performance Timing
Pause/Play : Touch to play or
pause the video. The button will
change when pressed.
No vehicle data displays on top of
the recorded video. Vehicle data is
still available with the video when
accessed in the toolbox software.
Back : Touch to display the
previous screen.
No Overlay:
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Up to three digits
are displayed in km/h or MPH
depending on vehicle settings.
. Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): The vertical line and
triangle show current RPMs. As
the RPMs increase, the green
backfill follows.
. Transmission State (Current
Gear): Automatic transmissions
display PRDN. D can change to
D1, D2, etc. When an automatic
transmission is in manual shift
mode, the display will change to
M1, M2, etc. Manual
transmissions display 1, 2, etc.
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Lateral G-Force Graphic: Left
and Right G-Forces are
displayed. The graphic fills to the
left or the right depending on the
measure value. The measured
G-Force displays as a number at
the top of the graphic.
.
Transmission State (Current
Gear): Same as Sport.
.
Friction Bubble Graphic: Lateral
and longitudinal G-Forces are
displayed as a dot within a
bubble. A red dot displays when
the vehicle starts braking and
turns green when the vehicle
accelerates. The dot is white
when the vehicle is not moving.
A white dot is the default.
Track:
.
Brake and Throttle Graphic:
Displays the percentage value of
brake and throttle pedal position
from 0–100%.
.
Steering Angle: The graphic fills
from the center to the left or right
depending on the direction of
steering. The numerical steering
angle displays below the
graphic.
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the
active handling systems are
activated.
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
.
.
GPS Tracking Map: Shows the
vehicle’s current position relative
to a known route.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): The vertical line and
triangle indicate current RPMs.
As the RPMs increase, the
orange backfill follows.
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Performance Traction
Management (PTM) Mode:
Displays the current PTM mode.
The options are Wet, Dry, Sport
1, Sport 2, or Race.
.
Current Lap Time: Displays the
elapsed lap time if the finish line
is defined and the vehicle has
crossed the defined finish line at
least once.
Performance Timing:
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): Same as Sport.
.
Transmission State (Current
Gear): Same as Sport.
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.
0–100 km/h (0–60 mph),
0–200 km/h (0–100 mph), 400 m
(1/4 mi), and 0–200–0 km/h
(0–100–0 mph): The timer starts
recording as soon as the vehicle
accelerates. As the vehicle
passes each speed and distance
milestone, it is displayed on the
overlay.
.
Throttle Position: Displays
the percentage of throttle applied
from 0–100%.
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the
active handling systems are
activated.
Naming Convention
The recorded video file name is
stored as the recorded date and the
length of the recording.
If the recorded session was
recorded while the system was in
Valet Mode, the file name will
display the mode, date, and length
of time.
Settings
Touch the Settings button from the
PDR menu to display settings.
Valet Mode Recording : Allows
recording preferences to be
selected. It is recommended that a
blank SD card be used. Available
choices are:
. Automatically record when in
Valet Mode: Enables the PDR to
begin recording as soon as the
vehicle is in Valet Mode.
. Overwrite existing data when
memory full: Allows manual
overwriting of previous
recordings, one at a time starting
with the oldest, when the current
recording requires additional
storage to continue.
Audio will not record during
Valet Mode.
Software Information : Displays
PDR software information and
version numbers.
Toolbox Software : Allows for the
evaluation of the driver and the
vehicle performance on a personal
computer after a recorded event.
See www.Cadillac.com to download
the software.
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Phone
Bluetooth (Overview)
Instructions for using the cell phone
may differ between infotainment
systems. For vehicles with the CUE
infotainment system, see the CUE
infotainment manual.
Bluetooth-capable systems can
interact with many cell phones,
allowing:
. Placement and receipt of calls in
a hands-free mode.
. Sharing of the cell phone’s
address book or contact list with
the vehicle.
To minimize driver distraction,
before driving, and with the vehicle
parked:
. Become familiar with the
features of the cell phone.
Organize the phone book and
contact lists clearly and delete
duplicate or rarely used entries.
If possible, program speed dial
or other shortcuts.
.
Review the controls and
operation of the infotainment
system.
.
Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle.
The system may not work with
all cell phones. See “Pairing” in
this section.
.
If the cell phone has voice
dialing capability, learn to use
that feature to access the
address book or contact list. See
“Voice Pass-Thru” in this
section.
.
See “Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers” in this section.
{ Warning
When using a cell phone, it can
be distracting to look too long or
too often at the screen of the
phone or the infotainment system.
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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Vehicles with a Bluetooth system
can use a Bluetooth-capable cell
phone with a Hands-Free Profile to
make and receive phone calls. The
infotainment system and voice
recognition are used to control the
system. The system can be used
while in ON/RUN/START or ACC/
ACCESSORY. The range of the
Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m
(30 ft). Not all phones support all
functions and not all phones work
with the Bluetooth system. See
www.gm.com/bluetooth for more
information about compatible
phones.
Bluetooth Controls
Use the buttons on the faceplate
and the steering wheel to operate
the Bluetooth system.
Steering Wheel Controls
g (Press to Talk) : Press to answer
incoming calls and start voice
recognition.
c (End Call) : Press to end a call,
reject a call, or cancel an operation.
Press to mute or unmute the
infotainment system.
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Infotainment System Controls
For information about how to
navigate the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see Overview
0 170.
MENU : Turn to scroll through the
phone menu, including Contacts,
Recent Calls, Keypad, and
Bluetooth Devices. Press to select
an entry and dial when appropriate.
{ (Home Page) : Press to go to the
Home Page. See Home Page
0 171.
PHONE : Press to enter the phone
main menu. See Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls) 0 192 or
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) 0 196
or Bluetooth (Overview) 0 191.
Voice Recognition
When to Speak : A tone sounds to
indicate that the system is ready for
a voice command. Wait for the tone
and then speak.
How to Speak : Speak clearly in a
calm and natural voice.
Audio System
When using the Bluetooth system,
sound comes through the vehicle's
front audio system speakers and
overrides the audio system. Use the
O knob during a call to change the
volume level. The system maintains
a minimum volume level.
Bluetooth Audio Quality
Turn off the Echo and Noise
cancellation feature on your phone,
if supported, for the best hands-free
performance.
The voice recognition system uses
commands to control the system
and dial phone numbers.
See www.gm.com/bluetooth.
Noise : The system may not
recognize voice commands if there
is too much background noise.
The Bluetooth® word mark and
logos are owned by the Bluetooth®
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks
Other Information
by General Motors is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names
are those of their respective owners.
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls)
For information about how to
navigate the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see Overview
0 170.
Switching to Handset or
Handsfree Mode
To switch between handset mode,
use the OnStar command,
“Transfer call.”
Pairing
A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
must be paired to the Bluetooth
system and then connected to the
vehicle before it can be used. See
your cell phone manufacturer's user
guide for Bluetooth functions before
pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth
phone is not connected, calls can
be made using OnStar Hands-Free
Calling, if available. See OnStar
Overview 0 411.
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Pairing Information
. Up to five cell phones can be
paired to the Bluetooth system.
. The pairing process is disabled
when the vehicle is moving.
. Pairing only needs to be
completed once, unless the
pairing information on the cell
phone changes or the cell phone
is deleted from the system.
. Only one paired cell phone can
be connected to the Bluetooth
system at a time.
. If multiple paired cell phones are
within range of the system, the
system connects to the first
available paired cell phone in the
order that they were newly
paired to the system. To link to a
different paired phone, see
“Connecting to a Different
Phone” later in this section.
Pairing a Phone or Device
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob to access the
PHONE screen button, then
press the MENU knob to select
the PHONE screen button. If a
device has been previously
paired, the main Phone menu
will be shown. If no devices
have been paired, Step 2 can
be skipped.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
3. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the Pair
screen button. A four-digit
Personal Identification Number
(PIN) appears on the display.
The PIN is used in Step 5.
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone to be paired to the
vehicle. See the cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for
information on this process.
5. Locate the device named “Your
Vehicle” in the list on the cell
phone. Follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the
PIN provided in Step 3. If a
six-digit code is shown on the
phone and the vehicle screen,
confirm the codes are the
same. The system recognizes
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the new connected phone after
the pairing process is
complete.
6. If the phone prompts to accept
connection or allow phone
book download, select Always
Accept and Allow. The phone
book may not be available if
not accepted.
7. Repeat Steps 1–6 to pair
additional phones or devices.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
1. To list all paired devices, turn
the MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
Deleting a Paired Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button or press the PHONE
button on the faceplate.
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2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
deleted.
4. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
DELETE screen button to
delete the highlighted device.
5. A confirmation screen is
displayed. Press the button just
below the DELETE screen
button to confirm deletion.
Connecting to a Different Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button or press the PHONE
button on the faceplate.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
connected.
4. Press the button just below the
Connect screen button to
connect to the highlighted
device.
Phone Menu
Once a phone is connected and
selected, the following may display:
Recent Calls : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight Recent Calls and
press to select.
Contacts : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to
select.
Keypad : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Keypad and press to
select.
Active Call : Turn the MENU knob
to highlight Active Call and press to
select and display the active call
screen.
Manage Phones : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight Manage Phones
and press to select.
Making a Call Using Contacts
and Recent Calls
For cell phones that support the
Contacts and Recent Calls feature,
the Bluetooth system can use the
contacts stored on your cell phone
to make calls. See your cell phone
manufacturer’s user guide or
contact your wireless provider to
find out if this feature is supported
by your phone.
If the phone prompts to allow phone
book download during the pairing
process, select Always Accept and
Allow. The phone book may not be
available if not accepted.
When a cell phone supports the
phone book feature, the Contacts
and Recent Calls menus are
automatically available.
The Contacts menu allows you to
access the phone book stored in the
cell phone to make a call.
The Recent Calls menu allows you
to access the phone numbers from
the Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls,
and Missed Calls menus on the cell
phone to make a call.
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To make a call using the Contacts
menu :
1. Turn the MENU knob, then
press to select the PHONE
screen button, or press the
PHONE button on the
faceplate.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to
select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the letter group and
press to select.
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact and press
to select.
5. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired number,
then press the MENU knob to
call the contact.
To make a call using the Recent
Calls menu :
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Recent Calls and
press to select.
If necessary, select between
Missed, Recent, and Sent calls
by turning the MENU knob to
highlight the desired screen
button, then pressing the
MENU knob to select it.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact or the
phone number.
4. Press the MENU knob to call
the contact.
To call, press the area just
above the chrome bar and
below the CALL screen button.
Accepting or Declining a Call
When an incoming call is received,
the infotainment system mutes and
a ring tone is heard in the vehicle.
Accepting a Call
To accept a call, do one of the
following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
ANSWER screen button.
Making a Call Using the
Keypad
.
To make a call:
Declining a Call
1. Turn the MENU knob, then
press to select the PHONE
screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Keypad.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and
press to select. Continue this
process through the number.
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Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
To decline a call, do one of the
following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
IGNORE screen button.
.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls or do nothing.
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Call Waiting
Ending a Call
Call waiting must be supported on
the Bluetooth phone and enabled by
the wireless service carrier to work.
To end a call, do one of the
following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the END
screen button.
Accepting a Call Waiting Call
To accept a call waiting call, do one
of the following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
SWITCH screen button.
.
Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
Declining a Call Waiting Call
To decline a call waiting call, do one
of the following:
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
IGNORE screen button.
.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls or do nothing.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls.
.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can
send numbers during a call. This is
used when calling a menu-driven
phone system.
1. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
KEYPAD screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and
press to select.
If not initially in the phone
application, from the Home Page,
turn the MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen button.
From the PHONE main menu, turn
the MENU knob to highlight “Active
Call” and press to select.
Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition)
Using Voice Recognition
To use voice recognition, press g
on the steering wheel. Use the
commands below for the various
voice features. For additional
information, say “Help” while you
are in a voice recognition menu.
Pairing
A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
must be paired to the Bluetooth
system and then connected to the
vehicle before it can be used. See
your cell phone manufacturer's user
guide for Bluetooth functions before
pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth
phone is not connected, calls can
be made using OnStar Hands-Free
Calling, if available. See OnStar
Overview 0 411.
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Pairing a Phone
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Pair.” The system
responds with instructions and
a four-digit Personal
Identification Number (PIN).
The PIN is used in Step 5.
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone that you want to
pair. For help with this process,
see your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide.
5. Locate the device named “Your
Vehicle” in the list on the cell
phone. Follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the
PIN provided in Step 3. The
system may respond with a six
digit code to be confirmed on
the cell phone (instead of
entering a four-digit code).
Check that the same digits are
shown on the cell phone and
say "Yes" to confirm. Select
Confirm on the cell phone as
well. After the PIN is
successfully entered, the
system prompts you to provide
a name for the paired cell
phone. This name will be used
to indicate which phones are
paired and connected to the
vehicle. The system responds
with “<Phone name> has been
successfully paired” after the
pairing process is complete.
6. Repeat Steps 1−5 to pair
additional phones.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
The system can list all cell phones
paired to it. If a paired cell phone is
also connected to the vehicle, the
system responds with “is connected”
after that phone name.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “List.”
Deleting a Paired Phone
If the phone name to delete is
unknown, see “Listing All Paired
and Connected Phones.”
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1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Delete.” The system asks
for which phone to delete.
4. Say the name of the phone to
delete.
Connecting to a Different Phone
To connect to a different cell phone,
the Bluetooth system looks for the
next available cell phone in the
order in which all available cell
phones were paired. This may need
to be repeated depending on how
many cell phones have been
connected.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Change phone.”
. If another cell phone is
found, the response will be
“<Phone name> is now
connected.”
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.
If another cell phone is not
found, the original phone
remains connected.
Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers
The following commands are used
to delete and store phone numbers.
3. Say the entire phone number
or a group of digits all at once
with no pauses, then follow the
directions given by the system
to save a name tag for this
number.
Using the “Digit Store” Command
Store : This command will store a
phone number or a group of
numbers as a name tag.
If an unwanted number is
recognized by the system, say
“Correction” at any time to clear the
last number.
Digit Store : This command allows
a phone number to be stored as a
name tag by entering the digits one
at a time.
To hear all of the digits recognized
by the system, say “Verify” at
any time.
Delete : This command is used to
delete individual name tags.
Delete All Name Tags : This
command deletes all stored name
tags in the Hands-Free Calling
Directory and the Destinations
Directory.
Using the “Store” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Store.”
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Digit Store.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone. After
the last digit has been entered,
say “Store,” and then follow the
directions given by the system
to save a name tag for this
number.
Using the “Delete” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Delete.”
3. Say the name tag you want to
delete.
Using the “Delete All Name Tags”
Command
This command deletes all stored
name tags in the Hands-Free
Calling Directory and the
Destinations Directory.
To delete all name tags:
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Delete all nametags.”
Listing Stored Numbers
The list command will list all the
stored numbers and name tags.
Using the “List” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Directory.”
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3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.”
4. Say “List.”
Making a Call
Calls can be made using the
following commands.
Dial or Call : The dial or call
command can be used
interchangeably to dial a phone
number or a stored name tag.
Digit Dial : This command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time.
Redial : This command is used to
dial the last number used on the cell
phone.
Using the “Dial” or “Call”
Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing or say the name tag.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
Calling 911 Emergency (U.S. and
Canada)
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
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To hear all of the numbers
recognized by the system, say
“Verify” at any time.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
3. Say “911.”
2. Say “Digit Dial.”
4. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone. After
the last digit has been entered,
say “Dial.”
Calling 066 Emergency (Mexico)
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say “066.”
4. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
Using the “Digit Dial” Command
The digit dial command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone.
If an unwanted number is
recognized by the system, say
“Correction” at any time to clear the
last number.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
Using the “Redial” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. After the tone, say “Redial.”
The system dials the last
number called from the
connected cell phone.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
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Receiving a Call
Three-Way Calling
When an incoming call is received,
the audio system mutes and a ring
tone is heard in the vehicle.
Three-way calling must be
supported on the cell phone and
enabled by the wireless service
carrier.
.
.
g to answer the call.
Press c to ignore a call.
Press
Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on
the cell phone and enabled by the
wireless service carrier.
.
Press g to answer an incoming
call when another call is active.
The original call is placed
on hold.
1. While on a call, press
g.
2. Say “Three-way call.”
3. Use the “Dial” or “Call”
command to dial the number of
the third party to be called.
4. Once the call is connected,
press g to link all callers
together.
Ending a Call
c to end a call.
.
Press g again to return to the
original call.
Press
.
To ignore the incoming call, no
action is required.
.
Press c to disconnect the
current call and switch to the call
on hold.
Audio can be transferred between
the Bluetooth system and the cell
phone.
Transferring a Call
The cell phone must be paired and
connected with the Bluetooth
system before a call can be
transferred. The connection process
can take up to two minutes after the
ignition is turned to ON/RUN/
START.
To Transfer Audio from the
Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio in the
vehicle:
1. Press
g.
2. Say “Transfer call.”
To Transfer Audio to the Bluetooth
System from a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio on the
cell phone, press g. The audio
transfers to the vehicle. If the audio
does not transfer to the vehicle, use
the audio transfer feature on the cell
phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for more
information.
Voice Pass-Thru
Voice pass-thru allows access to the
voice recognition commands on the
cell phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide to see if
the cell phone supports this feature.
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To access contacts stored in the cell
phone:
Sending a Number or Name Tag
During a Call
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
2. Say “Dial.”
3. Say “Voice.” The system
responds “OK, accessing
<phone name>.”
3. Say the number or name tag
to send.
The cell phone's normal prompt
messages will go through their cycle
according to the phone's operating
instructions.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The Bluetooth system can send
numbers and the numbers stored as
name tags during a call. You can
use this feature when calling a
menu-driven phone system.
Account numbers can also be
stored for use.
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Trademarks and
License Agreements
FCC Information
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
Clearing the System
Unless information is deleted out of
the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it
will be retained indefinitely. This
includes all phone pairing
information. For information on how
to delete this information, see
“Deleting a Paired Phone.”
“Made for iPod” and “Made for
iPhone” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or
iPhone and has been certified by
the developer to meet Apple
performance standards.
iPod and iPhone are trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
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Fees and Taxes: Subscription fee,
taxes, one time activation fee, and
other fees may apply. Subscription
fee is consumer only. All fees and
programming subject to change.
Subscriptions subject to Customer
Agreement available at
www.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM®
service only available in the
48 contiguous United States and
Canada.
In Canada: Some deterioration of
service may occur in extreme
northern latitudes. This is beyond
the control of SiriusXM® Satellite
Radio.
It is prohibited to copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer,
hack, manipulate, or otherwise
make available any technology or
software incorporated in receivers
compatible with the SiriusXM®
Satellite Radio System or that
support the SiriusXM website, the
Online Service or any of its content.
Furthermore, the AMBER voice
compression software included in
this product is protected by
intellectual property rights including
patent rights, copyrights, and trade
secrets of Digital Voice
Systems, Inc.
General Requirements:
1. A License Agreement from
SiriusXM is required for any
product that incorporates
SiriusXM Technology and/or for
use of any of the SiriusXM
marks to be manufactured,
distributed, or marketed in the
SiriusXM service Area.
2. For products to be distributed,
marketed, and/or sold in
Canada, a separate agreement
is required with Canadian
Satellite Radio Inc. (operating
as SiriusXM Canada).
Bluetooth
The Bluetooth word mark and logos
are owned by the Bluetooth SIG,
Inc. and andy use of such marks by
General Motors is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names
are those of their respective owners.
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Base)
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System (Base) . . . . . . 203
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System (Uplevel) . . . . 207
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If equipped with this system, it controls the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
7. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
2. Fan Control
8. Recirculation
3. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
9. Rear Window Defogger
4. Air Delivery Mode Control
10. Defrost
5. OFF (Fan)
11. AC (Air Conditioning)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
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Climate Control Function With
Stop/Start (If Equipped)
The climate control system depends
on other vehicle systems for heat
and power input. The climate control
system will balance stop/start
efficiency with air conditioning
comfort and defog operation.
Certain climate control settings can
result in fewer autostops.
The following are climate control
settings that result in fewer
autostops:
. The defrost mode.
.
High fan speed settings.
.
Extreme temperature settings.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls
the fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to
the desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the screen,
the system is in full automatic
operation. If the air delivery mode or
fan setting is manually adjusted, the
auto indicator turns off and the
display will show the selected
settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as
needed for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to
cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in
warm weather. The recirculation
light will not come on. Press @ to
select recirculation; press it again to
select outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
OFF (Fan) : Press to turn the fan on
or off. The temperature control and
air delivery mode can still be
adjusted.
w or x (Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls) : The
temperature can be adjusted
separately for the driver and the
passenger. Press to increase or
decrease the temperature. Press
and hold to rapidly increase or
decrease the temperature.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature) : Press SYNC to link
all climate zone settings to the
driver settings. The SYNC indicator
will be lit. Adjust the driver side
temperature control to change the
linked temperature. When the
passenger settings are adjusted, the
temperatures are unlinked and the
SYNC indicator turns off.
Manual Operation
z 9 or 9y(Fan Control) :
Press the fan control buttons to
increase or decrease the fan speed.
Press and hold the buttons to adjust
speed more quickly. The fan speed
setting displays. Pressing either
button cancels automatic fan control
and the fan can be controlled
manually. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation. To turn off the
fan, press OFF.
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zNy (Air Delivery Mode
0 (Defrost) : Press the 0 button
Control) : Press the air delivery
mode buttons to change the
direction of the airflow. Selecting
any of the air delivery modes
cancels automatic air delivery
control and the direction of the
airflow can be controlled manually.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
to turn on or off. This clears the
windshield of fog or frost more
quickly. Air is directed to the
windshield, and side windows.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y (Vent) : Air is directed to the
instrument panel outlets.
\ (Bi-Level) : Air is divided
between the instrument panel
outlets and the floor outlets.
[ (Floor) : Air is directed to the
floor outlets, with some air to the
windshield and side windows.
- (Defog) : Clears the windows of
fog or moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield, side windows and floor
outlets. Some air may go to the rear
floor outlets.
A/C (Air Conditioning) : Press to
turn the air conditioning on or off.
If the fan is turned off, the air
conditioner will not run. Outside
temperatures below freezing may
also prevent the air conditioner from
running.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner
runs as needed. When the indicator
light is on, the air conditioner runs
automatically to cool the air inside
the vehicle or to dry the air needed
to defog the windshield faster.
Automatic Air Recirculation :
When the AUTO indicator light is
on, the air is automatically
recirculated as needed to help
quickly cool the inside of the
vehicle.
@ (Recirculation) : Press to
alternate between recirculating air
inside the vehicle or pulling in
outside air. The indicator light on the
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button is lit when recirculation mode
is active. This helps to quickly cool
the air inside the vehicle or reduce
the outside air and odors that may
enter.
Pressing this button cancels
automatic recirculation. Press AUTO
to return to automatic operation;
recirculation runs automatically as
needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to
outside air supply and turn on the
air conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
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Rear Window Defogger
= REAR (Rear Window
Defogger) : Press to turn the rear
window defogger on or off. An
indicator light on the button comes
on to show that the rear window
defogger is on.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are
not intended to heat when the
defogger is activated.
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window defogger
button is on. They help to clear fog
or frost from the surface of the
mirrors.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything
else that is sharp. This may
damage the rear window
defogger grid and affect the
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Caution (Continued)
radio's ability to pick up stations
clearly. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
M or L (Driver and Passenger
Heated Seats, If Equipped) : Press
M or L to heat the driver or
passenger seat. See Heated Front
Seats 0 62.
The vehicle also has auto heated
seats that turn on when the vehicle
is on. The seats will activate at the
level required by the vehicle’s
interior temperature. To turn off,
press J or z. The auto heated
seats can be turned on or off. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 148 and
Heated Front Seats 0 62.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote vehicle start feature, the
climate control system may run
when the vehicle is started remotely.
The system uses the driver's
previous settings to heat or cool the
inside of the vehicle. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37.
The rear window defogger turns on
if it is cold outside.
Sensors
The solar sensor monitors the
solar heat.
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The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed,
recirculation, and air delivery mode
for best comfort.
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Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Uplevel)
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
If the sensor is covered, the
automatic climate control system
may not work properly.
Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Recirculation
2. Fan Control
7. Defrost
3. OFF (Fan)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
6. Rear Window Defogger
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Climate Control Touch Screen
The fan, air delivery mode, A/C
mode, driver and passenger
temperatures, and SYNC settings
can be controlled by pressing
CLIMATE on the infotainment home
screen or the climate button in the
touch screen application tray.
A selection can then be made on
the front climate control page
displayed. See the infotainment
manual.
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Air Temperature
Display
Climate Control Status Screen
adjusted. The air delivery mode can
be adjusted on the climate control
status screen.
Climate Control Function With
Stop/Start (If Equipped)
The climate control system depends
on other vehicle systems for heat
and power input. The climate control
system will balance stop/start
efficiency with air conditioning
comfort and defog operation.
Certain climate control settings can
result in fewer auto stops.
The following are climate control
settings that result in fewer auto
stops:
. The defrost mode.
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Displays
3. Fan Control
4. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
.
High fan speed settings.
.
Extreme temperature settings.
For maximum air conditioning
comfort, use the stop/start disable
switch. See “Auto Engine Stop/
Start” under Starting the Engine
0 232.
5. A/C Mode (Air Conditioning)
6. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
7. Air Delivery Mode Control
The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
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Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls
the fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to
the desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the touch
screen, the system is in full
automatic operation. If the air
delivery mode or fan setting is
manually adjusted, the auto
indicator turns off and the display
will show the selected settings. Auto
operation can be turned off
individually for climate settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as
needed for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to
cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in
warm weather. The recirculation
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light will not come on. Press @ to
select recirculation; press it again to
select outside air.
adjusted, the SYNC button is
displayed when the temperatures
are unlinked.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
Manual Operation
OFF (Fan) : Press to turn the fan on
or off. The temperature control and
air delivery mode can still be
adjusted.
w or x (Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls) : The
temperature can be adjusted
separately for the driver and the
passenger. Press to increase or
decrease the temperature. Press
and hold to rapidly increase or
decrease the temperature. The
driver and passenger temperatures
can also be adjusted by pressing
the controls on the touch screen.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature) : Press SYNC on the
touch screen to link all climate zone
settings to the driver settings. Adjust
the driver side temperature control
to change the linked temperature.
When the passenger settings are
z 9 or 9 y(Fan Control) :
Press the fan control buttons or the
touch screen fan control to increase
or decrease the fan speed. Press
and hold the buttons or the touch
screen control to adjust speed more
quickly. The fan speed setting
displays. Pressing either button
cancels automatic fan control and
the fan can be controlled manually.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation. To turn off the fan and
climate control system, press and
hold the fan down button or the
touch screen fan control until it
is off.
Air Delivery Mode Control : Press
the CLIMATE touch screen button to
select climate control. Press the air
delivery mode touch screen button
to change the direction of the
airflow. The selected air delivery
mode button is lit. Pressing any of
the air delivery buttons cancels
automatic air delivery control and
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the direction of the airflow can be
controlled manually. Press AUTO to
return to automatic operation.
run. Outside temperatures below
freezing may also prevent the air
conditioner from running.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner
runs as needed.
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to
outside air supply and turn on the
air conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
Y (Vent) : Air is directed to the
instrument panel outlets.
\ (Bi-Level) : Air is divided
between the instrument panel
outlets and the floor outlets.
[ (Floor) : Air is directed to the
floor outlets, with some air to the
windshield and side windows.
- (Defog) : Clears the windows of
fog or moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield, side windows, and floor
outlets. Some air may go to the rear
floor outlets.
0 (Defrost) : Press the 0 button
to turn on or off. This clears the
windshield of fog or frost more
quickly. Air is directed to the
windshield and side windows.
A/C Mode (Air Conditioning) :
Press the A/C Mode touch screen
control to turn the automatic air
conditioning on or off. If the fan is
turned off, the air conditioner will not
Automatic Air Recirculation :
When the AUTO indicator light is
on, the air is automatically
recirculated as needed to help
quickly cool the inside of the
vehicle.
@ (Recirculation) : Press to
alternate between recirculating air
inside the vehicle or pulling in
outside air. The indicator light on the
button is lit when recirculation mode
is active. This helps to quickly cool
the air inside the vehicle or reduce
the outside air and odors that may
enter.
Pressing this button cancels
automatic recirculation. Press AUTO
to return to automatic operation;
recirculation runs automatically as
needed.
Rear Window Defogger
= REAR (Rear Window
Defogger) : Press to turn the rear
window defogger on or off. An
indicator light on the button comes
on to show that the rear window
defogger is on.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are
not intended to heat when the
defogger is activated.
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Climate Controls
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window defogger
button is on. They help to clear fog
or frost from the surface of the
mirrors.
The rear window defogger can be
set to automatic operation. See
“Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
When auto rear defog is selected,
the rear window defogger turns on
automatically when the interior
temperature is cold and the outside
temperature is about 4 °C (40 °F)
and below. The auto rear defogger
turns off automatically.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything
else that is sharp. This may
damage the rear window
defogger grid and affect the
radio's ability to pick up stations
clearly. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
J or z (Driver and Passenger
Heated Seats, If Equipped) : Press
J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback. See Heated Front Seats
0 62.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote vehicle start feature, the
climate control system may run
when the vehicle is started remotely.
The system uses the driver's
previous settings to heat or cool the
inside of the vehicle. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37.
The rear window defogger turns on
if it is cold outside.
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Sensor
The solar sensor monitors the
solar heat.
The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed,
recirculation, and air delivery mode
for best comfort.
If the sensor is covered, the
automatic climate control system
may not work properly.
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Climate Controls
Air Vents
Adjustable air vents are in the
center and on the side of the
instrument panel.
Move the slats (2) to change the
direction of the airflow.
Use the thumbwheels (1) near the
air vents to open or close off the
airflow.
Additional air vents are beneath the
windshield and the driver side and
passenger side door windows.
These are fixed and cannot be
adjusted.
Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow,
or leaves from air inlets at the
base of the windshield that could
block the flow of air into the
vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside the
vehicle more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect
the performance of the system.
Check with your dealer before
adding equipment to the outside
of the vehicle.
. Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts
airflow and may cause damage
to the air vents.
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Climate Controls
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter reduces dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
See your dealer regarding
replacement of the filter.
Service
All vehicles have a label underhood
that identifies the refrigerant used in
the vehicle. The refrigerant system
should only be serviced by trained
and certified technicians. The air
conditioning evaporator should
never be repaired or replaced by
one from a salvage vehicle.
It should only be replaced by a new
evaporator to ensure proper and
safe operation.
During service, all refrigerants
should be reclaimed with proper
equipment. Venting refrigerants
directly to the atmosphere is harmful
to the environment and may also
create unsafe conditions based on
inhalation, combustion, frostbite,
or other health-based concerns.
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Driving and Operating
Driving and
Operating
Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . .
215
216
216
216
216
217
217
218
Engine Exhaust
218
222
223
224
225
226
Manual Transmission
237
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
229
230
230
232
234
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 239
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
235
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . .
Competitive Driving Mode
(LF4 and V-Series Only) . . . .
Limited-Slip Rear Axle (Except
LF4 and V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(LF4 and V-Series Only) . . . .
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251
252
255
255
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . 258
Driver Assistance Systems
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 242
Active Rev Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Brake (Electric) . . . . . .
Parking Brake (Manual) . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . .
Ride Control Systems
Cruise Control
Automatic Transmission
Brakes
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . .
Carbon Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
235
236
237
245
246
248
249
249
Driver Assistance Systems . . . 266
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing . . . . . . . . . . 266
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . 275
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . 277
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Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Fuel
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . .
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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280
280
280
280
283
Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Trailer Towing (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Trailer Towing (Sedan With L4
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Trailer Towing (Coupe and
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Towing Equipment (Coupe and
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Towing Equipment (Sedan
With V6 Engine Except
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Driving Information
.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings.
Program all trip information into
any navigation device prior to
driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked
to retrieve items that have fallen
to the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend
to children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate
carrier or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations
while driving, whether with a
passenger or on a cell phone.
Distracted Driving
Distraction comes in many forms
and can take your focus from the
task of driving. Exercise good
judgment and do not let other
activities divert your attention away
from the road. Many local
governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
To avoid distracted driving, always
keep your eyes on the road, hands
on the wheel, and mind on the drive.
. Do not use a phone in
demanding driving situations.
Use a hands-free method to
place or receive necessary
phone calls.
. Watch the road. Do not read,
take notes, or look up
information on phones or other
electronic devices.
. Designate a front seat
passenger to handle potential
distractions.
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{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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Driving and Operating
Refer to the Infotainment manual
and Infotainment section for more
information on using that system,
including pairing and using a cell
phone
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first
step in driving defensively is to wear
the safety belt. See Safety Belts
0 65.
. Assume that other road users
(pedestrians, bicyclists, and
other drivers) are going to be
careless and make mistakes.
Anticipate what they might do
and be ready.
. Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
. Focus on the task of driving.
Drunk Driving
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even
a small amount of alcohol. You
can have a serious — or even
fatal — collision if you drive after
drinking.
Do not drink and drive or ride with
a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you are
with a group, designate a driver
who will not drink.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating
are important factors in helping to
control a vehicle while driving.
Braking
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
Average driver reaction time is
about three-quarters of a second. In
that time, a vehicle moving at
100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m
(66 ft), which could be a lot of
distance in an emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake
normally but do not pump the
brakes. Doing so could make the
pedal harder to push down. If the
engine stops, there will be some
power brake assist but it will be
used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the
brake pedal will be harder to push.
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Steering
Variable Effort Steering
Some vehicles have a steering
system that varies the amount of
effort required to steer the vehicle in
relation to the speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort
required is less at slower speeds to
make the vehicle more
maneuverable and easier to park. At
faster speeds, the steering effort
increases to provide a sport-like feel
to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
Electric Power Steering
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
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Steering in Emergencies
.
There are some situations when
steering around a problem may
be more effective than braking.
.
Holding both sides of the
steering wheel allows you to turn
180 degrees without removing
a hand.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the
system cools down.
.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
See specific vehicle steering
messages under Vehicle Messages
0 136.
Off-Road Recovery
If steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power
assist may be reduced.
See your dealer if there is a
problem.
The vehicle has electric power
steering. It does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance
is not required.
Curve Tips
.
Take curves at a reasonable
speed.
If power steering assist is lost due
to a system malfunction, the vehicle
can be steered, but may require
increased effort. See your dealer if
there is a problem.
.
Reduce speed before entering a
curve.
.
Maintain a reasonable steady
speed through the curve.
.
Wait until the vehicle is out of
the curve before accelerating
gently into the straightaway.
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The vehicle's right wheels can drop
off the edge of a road onto the
shoulder while driving. Follow
these tips:
1. Ease off the accelerator and
then, if there is nothing in the
way, steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
Skidding
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
. Braking Skid — wheels are not
rolling.
. Steering or Cornering Skid —
too much speed or steering in a
curve causes tires to slip and
lose cornering force.
.
Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving
wheels to spin.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids
by taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the
accelerator pedal and steer the
way you want the vehicle to go.
The vehicle may straighten out.
Be ready for a second skid if it
occurs.
. Slow down and adjust your
driving according to weather
conditions. Stopping distance
can be longer and vehicle
control can be affected when
traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other
material on the road. Learn to
recognize warning clues — such
as enough water, ice, or packed
snow on the road to make a
mirrored surface — and slow
down when you have any doubt.
.
Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking,
including reducing vehicle speed
by shifting to a lower gear. Any
sudden changes could cause
the tires to slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help
avoid only the braking skid.
Track Events and
Competitive Driving
Competitive driving may affect the
vehicle warranty. See the warranty
manual before using the vehicle for
competitive driving.
Caution
Low oil levels can damage the
engine. If using the vehicle for
competitive driving, the engine
may use more oil than it would
with normal use. Check the oil
level often during competitive
driving.
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Driving and Operating
Competitive Driving mode can be
selected. See Driver Mode Control
0 251.
Engine Oil
2.0L Turbo (LTG) Engine Only:
. Keep the level at or near 1 L
(1 qt) above the upper mark that
shows the proper operating
range on the engine oil dipstick.
. Use a 600 W fan in addition to
the production option V03.
. Gasolines with a Pump Octane
((R+M)/2) of 99 or greater and
ethanol content below 15%
volume must be used for
competitive driving to protect
against engine damage. Colder
spark plug ratings should also
be used. Consult your dealer.
3.6L Non-Turbo (LGX) Engine Only:
. 3.6L Non-Turbo (LGX) Engine
with Oil Cooler: Confirm the oil
level is at the upper mark that
shows the proper operating
range on the engine oil dipstick
.
3.6L Non-Turbo (LGX) Engine
without Oil Cooler: Do not drive
in track events and competitive
driving,
3.6L Twin Turbo (LF4) Engine Only:
. The twin turbo 3.6L engine (LF4)
requires premium fuel, and
comes standard with a 7 qt
sump, integrated oil cooler, and
other powertrain and powertrain
cooling components in
preparation for track use.
Brake Fluid
. Before racing, replace existing
brake fluid with a qualified racing
brake fluid from a sealed
container. Brake fluid with a dry
boiling point >279 °C (534 °F) is
qualified. If racing brake fluid is
used, replace it with GM
approved brake fluid before
driving on public roads. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389.
. Do not use silicone-based fluids.
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If racing brake fluid is in the vehicle
and the age of the brake fluid is
over a month old or unknown,
replace the brake fluid between
racing/closed track driving.
Caution
Failure to change the brake fluid
and transfer case fluid after any
performance or race track driving
could result in damage not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Have the brake fluid and transfer
case fluid changed by your dealer
after any performance or race
track driving. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 389.
Brake Burnishing
For vehicles equipped with front
Brembo® brake systems:
Base Vehicles Only: Performance/
racing brake pads are required prior
to racing or closed track driving.
Vehicles with option code Y4Q have
performance brake pads.
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New brake pads must be burnished
before racing or other competitive
driving.
Caution
Performing the brake burnish
procedure on a base brake
system can result in brake
damage.
Caution
The new vehicle break-in period
should be completed before
performing the brake burnish
procedure, otherwise damage
may occur to the powertrain/
engine. See New Vehicle
Break-In 0 229.
Caution
Brake pedal fade will occur during
any track burnish procedure and
can cause brake pedal travel and
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
force to increase. This could
extend stopping distance until the
brakes are fully burnished.
When this procedure is performed
as instructed, it will not damage the
brakes. The brake pads will smoke
and produce an odor. The braking
force and pedal travel may increase.
After the procedure, the brake pads
may appear white at the rotor
contact.
Perform this procedure only on dry
pavement, in a safe manner, and in
compliance with all local and state
ordinances/laws regarding motor
vehicle operation.
Brake Burnish Procedure
(V-Series and Y4Q only)
1. Apply the brakes 25 times
starting at 100 km/h (60 mph)
to 50 km/h (30 mph) while
decelerating at 0.4 g. This is a
medium brake application.
Drive for at least 1 km (0.6 mi)
between applying the brakes.
This first step may be skipped
if there are more than 320 km
(200 mi) on the brake pads.
2. Repeatedly apply the brakes
from 100 km/h (60 mph) to
25 km/h (15 mph) while
decelerating at 0.8 g. This is a
hard brake application, without
activating the Antilock Brake
System (ABS). Drive for at
least 1 km (0.6 mi) between
stops. Repeat until the brake
pedal travel starts to increase.
Depending on conditions, this
should take no longer than 25
brake applications.
3. Cool down: Drive at 100 km/h
(60 mph) for approximately
15 km (10 mi) without using the
brakes.
4. Apply the brakes 25 times from
100 km/h (60 mph) to 50 km/h
(30 mph) while decelerating at
0.4 g. This is a medium brake
application. Drive for at least
1 km (0.6 mi) between
applications.
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.
Axle Fluid
Axles must have 885 km (500 mi)
before being used in track driving.
The front, if equipped with AWD,
and rear axle fluid temperatures
may be higher than when driving in
severe conditions. Drain and refill
with new fluid after the first racing or
competitive driving event, and then
after every 24 hours of racing or
competitive driving. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389.
Caution
During a first time track or racing
event, high axle temperatures can
occur. Damage could be caused
to the axle and would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Do not drive as long or as fast the
first time the vehicle is driven on
the track or raced.
.
The axle lubricant should be
replaced with new lubricant.
Additional cooling capacity is
also required for continuous
competitive driving.
Track Battery
If equipped, this is a lightweight, low
power battery for track use only.
Remove after each event.
Only use this battery when
temperatures are above freezing.
Store in a cool, dry location. Charge
periodically to keep the state of
charge from getting too low.
A battery tender can be used.
When installing or removing the
track battery, steps must be followed
to calibrate the electronic throttle
control. See Battery - North America
0 316.
Wheel Alignment (V-Series Only)
Wheel alignment suggested specs
for track use:
. Front: -2.0 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
. Rear: -1.7 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
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V-Series Vehicles Equipped
With the Original Equipment
Tires
Follow the requirements and
recommendations for tire inflation
pressures while driving on various
types of tracks. This helps to
achieve a well-balanced vehicle and
enhance tire traction performance.
Use good judgment to determine the
appropriate inflation pressure and
speeds for the track configuration
and environmental conditions.
Contact the tire manufacturer if
further assistance is needed.
Inflation Pressure Guidelines
Tire pressures affect vehicle
handling and tire life, and should be
adjusted for various types of track
courses. Inspect the tires prior to
every track session. Track driving
will reduce the tire tread life.
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{ Warning
Operating the vehicle at high
speeds can be dangerous.
Improper tire inflation pressure
can put additional strain on the
tires and can cause a sudden
failure. Make sure the tires are in
excellent condition, and use the
correct cold tire inflation pressure
for the vehicle load and track or
course.
{ Warning
Track courses put high loads on
tires operating at high speed,
which can lead to tire failure if not
inflated properly.
Tracks with Sustained High-Speed
Operation on Banked Turns
(e.g., Daytona International
Speedway, Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, or similar)
Load Limit: Limit the vehicle to the
driver and one passenger, with no
additional cargo.
Tire Pressure Requirement: Inflate
tires to no less than 300 kPa
(44 psi) cold.
Tracks with Combined High-Speed
and High-Load Corners
(e.g., Nurburgring Nordschliefe, Spa
Francorchamps, or similar)
Load Limit: Limit the vehicle to the
driver and one passenger, with no
additional cargo.
Tire Pressure Requirement: Inflate
tires to no less than 260 kPa
(38 psi) cold and limit to 230 km/h
(143 mph) until 290 kPa (42 psi) is
reached.
Road/Street Courses
(e.g., Virginia International
Raceway, Road Atlanta, or similar)
Load Limit: Limit the vehicle to the
driver and one passenger, with no
additional cargo.
Tire Pressure Recommendation:
Hot: Target hot tire pressures to
270-280 kPa (39-41 psi). This is the
stable tire pressure reached after
approximately 15 minutes of
operation at maximum driver effort.
Cold: This value will vary based on
driving style, track, temperature, and
weather conditions.
Return the tires to the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressure when high-speed driving
has ended. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 226 and Tire Pressure 0 339.
Driving on Wet Roads
Rain and wet roads can reduce
vehicle traction and affect your
ability to stop and accelerate.
Always drive slower in these types
of driving conditions and avoid
driving through large puddles and
deep-standing or flowing water.
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{ Warning
Wet brakes can cause crashes.
They might not work as well in a
quick stop and could cause
pulling to one side. You could
lose control of the vehicle.
After driving through a large
puddle of water or a car/vehicle
wash, lightly apply the brake
pedal until the brakes work
normally.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be
very cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
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Hydroplaning
Hill and Mountain Roads
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water
can build up under the vehicle's
tires so they actually ride on the
water. This can happen if the road is
wet enough and you are going fast
enough. When the vehicle is
hydroplaning, it has little or no
contact with the road.
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving
on flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
. Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
.
Pass with caution.
.
Keep windshield wiping
equipment in good shape.
.
Keep the windshield washer fluid
reservoir filled.
.
Have good tires with proper
tread depth. See Tires 0 332.
.
Turn off cruise control.
{ Warning
Using the brakes to slow the
vehicle on a long downhill slope
can cause brake overheating, can
reduce brake performance, and
could result in a loss of braking.
Shift the transmission to a lower
gear to let the engine assist the
brakes on a steep downhill slope.
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{ Warning
Coasting downhill in N (Neutral)
or with the ignition off is
dangerous. This can cause
overheating of the brakes and
loss of steering. Always have the
engine running and the vehicle
in gear.
.
Drive at speeds that keep the
vehicle in its own lane. Do not
swing wide or cross the
center line.
.
Be alert on top of hills;
something could be in your lane
(e.g., stalled car, accident).
.
Pay attention to special road
signs (e.g., falling rocks area,
winding roads, long grades,
passing or no-passing zones)
and take appropriate action.
Winter Driving
clear roads in shaded areas.
The surface of a curve or an
overpass can remain icy when
the surrounding roads are clear.
Avoid sudden steering
maneuvers and braking while
on ice.
Driving on Snow or Ice
Snow or ice between the tires and
the road creates less traction or
grip, so drive carefully. Wet ice can
occur at about 0 °C (32 °F) when
freezing rain begins to fall. Avoid
driving on wet ice or in freezing rain
until roads can be treated.
For Slippery Road Driving:
. Accelerate gently. Accelerating
too quickly causes the wheels to
spin and makes the surface
under the tires slick.
. Turn on Traction Control. See
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 249.
. Antilock Brake System (ABS)
improves vehicle stability during
hard stops, but the brakes
should be applied sooner than
when on dry pavement. See
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
0 245.
. Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
.
Turn off cruise control.
Blizzard Conditions
Stay with the vehicle unless there is
help nearby. If possible, use
Roadside Assistance. See Roadside
Service 0 401. To get help and keep
everyone in the vehicle safe:
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may
cause exhaust gases to get
inside. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO), which
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cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
. Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the vehicle side
that is away from the wind,
to bring in fresh air.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Adjust the climate control
system to circulate the air
inside the vehicle and set
the fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate
Control Systems.”
For more information about CO,
see Engine Exhaust 0 238.
To save fuel, run the engine for
short periods to warm the vehicle
and then shut the engine off and
partially close the window. Moving
about to keep warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle
speed. This keeps the battery
charged to restart the vehicle and to
signal for help with the headlamps.
Do this as little as possible, to
save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the
wheels to free the vehicle when
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
If stuck too severely for the traction
system to free the vehicle, turn the
traction system off and use the
rocking method. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 249.
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{ Warning
If the vehicle's tires spin at high
speed, they can explode, and you
or others could be injured. The
vehicle can overheat, causing an
engine compartment fire or other
damage. Spin the wheels as little
as possible and avoid going
above 56 km/h (35 mph).
Rocking the Vehicle to Get
it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and
right to clear the area around the
front wheels. Turn off any traction
system. Shift back and forth
between R (Reverse) and a low
forward gear, spinning the wheels
as little as possible. To prevent
transmission wear, wait until the
wheels stop spinning before shifting
gears. Release the accelerator
pedal while shifting, and press
lightly on the accelerator pedal
when the transmission is in gear.
Slowly spinning the wheels in the
forward and reverse directions
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causes a rocking motion that could
free the vehicle. If that does not get
the vehicle out after a few tries, it
might need to be towed out. If the
vehicle does need to be towed out,
see Towing the Vehicle 0 365.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can
carry. This weight is called the
vehicle capacity weight and
includes the weight of all
occupants, cargo, and all
nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and
the Certification label.
{ Warning
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR), or either the
maximum front or rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
This can cause systems to
break and change the way the
vehicle handles. This could
cause loss of control and a
crash. Overloading can also
reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's center
pillar (B-pillar). The Tire and
Loading Information label shows
the number of occupant seating
positions (1), and the maximum
vehicle capacity weight (2) in
kilograms and pounds.
The Tire and Loading
Information label also shows the
tire size of the original
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equipment tires (3) and the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressures (4). For more
information on tires and inflation
see Tires 0 332 and Tire
Pressure 0 339.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It may show the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) for the front and
rear axle. See “Certification
Label” later in this section.
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit–
1. Locate the statement "The
combined weight of
occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
placard.
2. Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of
cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the
"XXX" amount equals
1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined
weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo
and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
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6. If your vehicle will be towing
a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except V-Series)
0 286 or Trailer Towing (Sedan
With L4 Engine) 0 288 or Trailer
Towing (Coupe and V-Series)
0 288 for important information
on towing a trailer, towing safety
rules, and trailering tips.
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Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs)
× 2 = 136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs)
× 5 = 340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight
= 113 kg (250 lbs).
for Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 91 kg
(200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight
= 0 kg (0 lbs).
Refer to the vehicle's Tire and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
seating positions. The combined
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed
the vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
{ Warning
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
.
.
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
center pillar (B-pillar). The label
may show the gross weight
capacity of the vehicle, called
the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes
the weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, fuel, and cargo.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as
far forward as possible.
Try to spread the weight
evenly.
Never stack heavier
things, like suitcases,
inside the vehicle so that
some of them are above
the tops of the seats.
.
Do not leave an
unsecured child restraint
in the vehicle.
.
Secure loose items in the
vehicle.
.
Do not leave a seat
folded down unless
needed.
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Starting and
Operating
New Vehicle Break-In
Follow these recommended
guidelines during the first
2 414 km (1,500 mi) of driving this
vehicle. Parts have a break-in
period and performance will be
better in the long run.
For the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi):
. Avoid full throttle starts and
abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4000 engine rpm.
.
Avoid driving at any one
constant speed, fast or slow.
.
Avoid downshifting to brake or
slow the vehicle when the
engine speed will exceed
4000 rpm.
.
Do not let the engine labor.
Never lug the engine in high
gear at low speeds. With a
manual transmission, shift to the
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next lower gear. This rule
applies at all times, not just
during the break-in period.
.
.
Check engine oil with every
refueling and add if necessary.
Oil and fuel consumption may be
higher than normal during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 mi).
New brake linings also need a
break-in period. Avoid making
hard stops during the first
322 km (200 mi). This is
recommended every time brake
linings are replaced.
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washing the vehicle, coming in
contact with damaged carbon
fiber parts, or removing these
parts. See your dealer for
replacement.
Ignition Positions
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the vehicle for
the system to operate. If the
pushbutton start is not working, the
vehicle may be near a strong radio
antenna signal causing interference
to the Keyless Access system. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 31.
To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ON/RUN/START and the
brake pedal must be applied.
Carbon Fiber
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No
Indicator Lights) : When the
vehicle is stopped, press the
ENGINE START/STOP button once
to turn the engine off.
This vehicle may be equipped with
carbon fiber parts. Dealer-installed
accessories may also contain
carbon fiber.
{ Warning
The exposed edges of carbon
fiber parts can be sharp when
damaged. You or others could be
injured. Use caution when
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Pressing the button cycles it through
three modes: ACC/ACCESSORY,
ON/RUN/START, and Stopping the
Engine/OFF.
The vehicle has an electronic
keyless ignition with pushbutton
start.
If the vehicle is in P (Park), the
ignition will turn off, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 235.
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Automatic Transmission
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display a
message in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Transmission
Messages 0 147. When the vehicle
is shifted into P (Park), the ignition
system will switch to OFF.
Manual Transmission
If the vehicle is stationary, the
ignition will turn OFF, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 235.
The vehicle may have an electric
steering column lock. The lock is
activated when the vehicle is
switched to OFF and either front
door is opened. A sound may be
heard as the lock actuates or
releases. The steering column lock
may not release with the wheels
turned off center. If this happens,
the vehicle may not start. Move the
steering wheel from left to right
while attempting to start the vehicle.
If this does not work, the vehicle
needs service.
Do not turn the engine off when the
vehicle is moving. This will cause a
loss of power assist in the brake
and steering systems and disable
the airbags.
If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
to N (Neutral), firmly apply the
brakes and steer the vehicle to
a safe location.
3. Come to a complete stop. Shift
to P (Park) with an automatic
transmission, or Neutral with a
manual transmission. Turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 246
or Parking Brake (Manual)
0 248.
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{ Warning
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assist in the brake and steering
systems and disable the airbags.
While driving, only shut the
vehicle off in an emergency.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for longer than
two seconds, or press twice within
five seconds.
ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber
Indicator Light) : This mode allows
you to use some electrical
accessories when the engine is off.
With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after
five minutes to prevent battery
rundown.
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ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator
Light) : This mode is for driving and
starting. With the ignition off, and
the brake pedal applied, pressing
the button once will place the
ignition system in ON/RUN/START.
Once engine cranking begins,
release the button. Engine cranking
will continue until the engine starts.
See Starting the Engine 0 232. The
ignition will then remain in ON/RUN/
START.
Service Only Mode
This power mode is available for
service and diagnostics, and to
verify the proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp as may
be required for emission inspection
purposes. With the vehicle off, and
the brake pedal not applied,
pressing and holding the button for
more than five seconds will place
the vehicle in Service Only Mode.
The instruments and audio systems
will operate as they do in ON/RUN/
START, but the vehicle will not be
able to be driven. The engine will
not start in Service Only Mode.
Push the button again to turn the
vehicle off.
Starting the Engine
Manual Transmission
Place the transmission in the
proper gear.
The shift lever should be in Neutral
and the parking brake engaged.
Hold the clutch pedal down to the
floor and start the engine.
Caution
If you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change
the way the engine operates. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
See Add-On Electrical Equipment
0 289.
Automatic Transmission
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the vehicle
when it is already moving, use
N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Starting Procedure (Keyless
Access)
1. With the Keyless Access
system, the RKE transmitter
must be in the vehicle. Press
ENGINE START/STOP with the
brake pedal applied. When the
engine begins cranking, let go
of the button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or the RKE
battery is low, the Driver
Information Center (DIC) will
display a message. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 31 and
Key and Lock Messages 0 139.
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Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button
immediately after cranking has
ended, can overheat and damage
the cranking motor, and drain the
battery. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to let the
cranking motor cool down.
2. If the engine does not start
after five to 10 seconds,
especially in very cold weather
(below −18 °C or 0 °F), it could
be flooded with too much
gasoline. Try pushing the
accelerator pedal all the way to
the floor and holding it there as
you press ENGINE START/
STOP, for up to a maximum of
15 seconds. Wait at least
15 seconds between each try,
to allow the cranking motor to
cool down. When the engine
starts, let go of the button and
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
clears the extra gasoline from
the engine. Do not race the
engine immediately after
starting it. Operate the engine
and transmission gently until
the oil warms up and lubricates
all moving parts.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
Exiting the vehicle without first
shifting into P (Park) may cause
the vehicle to move. You or others
may be injured. Because the
vehicle has the auto engine stop/
start feature, the vehicle's engine
might seem to be shut off;
however, once the brake pedal is
released, the engine will start up
again.
Shift to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF, before
exiting the vehicle.
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The vehicle may have a fuel saving
stop/start system to shut off the
engine and help conserve fuel.
Auto Engine Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When
stopped, the tachometer displays
AUTO STOP. See Tachometer
0 117. When the brake pedal is
released or the accelerator pedal
pushed, the engine will restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is
not at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not
in the required operating range,
typically below -10 °C (14 °F) or
above 50 °C (122 °F).
. The shift lever is in any gear
other than D (Drive).
. The battery has been recently
disconnected.
. The battery charge is low.
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The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for
the climate control system or
defog settings. See Dual
Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 203 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control
System (Uplevel) 0 207.
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled using the
switch. The indicator on the switch
will come on when the system is
operational.
.
The Auto Stop time is greater
than two minutes.
When h comes on green in the
instrument cluster, the system is
active. The system is not active
when it comes on white with a slash
through it.
.
The Auto Stop disable switch
has been pressed.
Engine Heater
Vehicles with the engine coolant
heater can use this option in cold
weather conditions at or below −18 °
C (0 °F) for easier starting and better
fuel economy during engine
warm-up. Plug in the coolant heater
at least four hours before starting
your vehicle. An internal thermostat
in the plug-end of the cord may exist
which will prevent engine coolant
heater operation at temperatures
above −18 °C (0 °F).
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
clipped to the diagonal brace
on the passenger side of the
engine compartment.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do
not use it. See your dealer for
a replacement. Inspect the
cord for damage yearly.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord
or an extension cord can damage
the cord and may result in
overheating and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected
by a ground fault detection
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.
.
Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
function. An ungrounded
outlet could cause an
electric shock.
vehicle. Possible heater
cord and thermostat
damage could occur.
Use a weatherproof,
heavy-duty, 15 amp-rated
extension cord if needed.
Failure to use the
recommended extension
cord in good operating
condition, or using a
damaged heater or
extension cord, could make
it overheat and cause a fire,
property damage, electric
shock, and injury.
Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
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.
While in use, do not let the
heater cord touch vehicle
parts or sharp edges. Never
close the hood on the
heater cord.
.
Before starting the vehicle,
unplug the cord, reattach
the cover to the plug, and
securely fasten the cord.
Keep the cord away from
any moving parts.
4. Before starting the engine, be
sure to unplug and store the
cord as it was before to keep it
away from moving engine
parts. If you do not, it could be
damaged.
Contact your dealer for information
on how long to use the heater in
your particular area.
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Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These accessories can be used
after the engine is turned off:
. Audio system (up to 10 minutes
or driver door is opened).
. Power windows, sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets (up
to 10 minutes or any door is
opened).
Shifting Into Park
(Automatic Transmission)
Use this procedure to shift into
P (Park):
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Electric)
0 246 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 248.
2. Move the shift lever into
P (Park) by holding in the
button on the shift lever and
pushing the lever all the way
toward the front of the vehicle.
3. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
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4. Take the Remote Keyless
Access (RKE) transmitter
with you.
Warning (Continued)
and then shift into P (Park). To find
out how, see "Shifting Into Park"
listed previously.
Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running (Automatic
Transmission)
See Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) 0 235. If you are
towing a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
0 284.
If torque lock does occur, the
vehicle may need to be pushed
uphill by another vehicle to relieve
the parking pawl pressure, so you
can shift out of P (Park).
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to leave the
vehicle with the engine running.
It could overheat and catch fire.
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
(Continued)
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, the vehicle must
be in P (Park) and the parking brake
set. After shifting into P (Park), try to
move the shift lever without first
pushing the button on the shift lever.
If you can, the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock (Automatic
Transmission)
Torque lock is when the weight of
the vehicle puts too much force on
the parking pawl in the
transmission. This happens when
parking on a hill and shifting the
transmission into P (Park) is not
done properly and then it is difficult
to shift out of P (Park). To prevent
torque lock, set the parking brake
Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is designed to
prevent movement of the shift lever
out of P (Park), unless the ignition is
in ON/RUN/START and the brake
pedal is applied.
The shift lock release is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9 volt) battery.
If the vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting - North
America 0 362.
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To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN/
START.
3. Release the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Electric)
0 246 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 248.
4. Press the shift lever button.
5. Move the shift lever.
If unable to shift out of P (Park):
1. Fully release the shift lever
button.
2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever
button again.
3. Move the shift lever.
If the shift lever will not move from
P (Park), consult your dealer or a
professional towing service.
Parking
If the vehicle has a manual
transmission, before getting out of
the vehicle, move the shift lever into
R (Reverse) if parking on a downhill
slope. On a level surface or an
uphill slope, use 1 (First) gear. Apply
the parking brake. Turn the wheels
toward the curb for a downhill slope,
or away from the curb for an uphill
slope. Once the shift lever has been
placed into gear with the clutch
pedal pressed in, turn the ignition to
LOCK/OFF, and release the clutch.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle
is pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
0 284.
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Parking over Things
That Burn
{ Warning
Things that can burn could touch
hot exhaust parts under the
vehicle and ignite. Do not park
over papers, leaves, dry grass,
or other things that can burn.
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Engine Exhaust
{ Warning
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO), which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO
can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
. The vehicle idles in areas
with poor ventilation
(parking garages, tunnels,
deep snow that may block
underbody airflow or tail
pipes).
. The exhaust smells or
sounds strange or different.
. The exhaust system leaks
due to corrosion or damage.
. The vehicle exhaust system
has been modified,
damaged, or improperly
repaired.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
There are holes or openings
in the vehicle body from
damage or aftermarket
modifications that are not
completely sealed.
If unusual fumes are detected or
if it is suspected that exhaust is
coming into the vehicle:
. Drive it only with the
windows completely down.
. Have the vehicle repaired
immediately.
Never park the vehicle with the
engine running in an enclosed
area such as a garage or a
building that has no fresh air
ventilation.
Running the Vehicle
While Parked
It is better not to park with the
engine running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to
be sure the vehicle will not move.
See Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) 0 235 and Engine
Exhaust 0 238. If the vehicle has a
manual transmission, see Parking
0 237.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 284.
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Automatic
Transmission
P : This position locks the rear
wheels. Use this position when
starting the engine because the
vehicle cannot move easily.
{ Warning
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
See Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) 0 235 and Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
0 284.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
lock release system. Fully apply the
regular brakes first and then press
the shift lever button before shifting
from P (Park) with the ignition in ON/
RUN/START. If you cannot shift out
of P (Park), ease pressure on the
shift lever and push the shift lever
all the way into P (Park) as you
maintain brake application. Then
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press the shift lever button and
move the shift lever into another
gear. See Shifting out of Park 0 236.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle
is stopped.
R : Use this gear to back up.
At low vehicle speeds, R (Reverse)
can be used to rock the vehicle
back and forth to get out of snow,
ice, or sand without damaging the
transmission. See If the Vehicle Is
Stuck 0 225.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart when the vehicle is already
moving, use N (Neutral) only. You
can also use N (Neutral) when the
vehicle is being towed.
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{ Warning
Shifting into a drive gear while the
engine is running at high speed is
dangerous. Unless your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal, the
vehicle could move very rapidly.
You could lose control and hit
people or objects. Do not shift
into a drive gear while the engine
is running at high speed.
Caution
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine
running at high speed may
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Be sure the
engine is not running at high
speed when shifting the vehicle.
D : This position is for normal
driving. It provides the best fuel
economy. If you need more power
for passing, and you are:
. Going less than 55 km/h
(35 mph), push the accelerator
pedal about halfway down.
. Going about 55 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all
the way down.
The transmission will shift down
to a lower gear and have more
power.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding; see “Skidding” under
Loss of Control 0 218.
Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill
using only the accelerator pedal
may damage the transmission.
The repair will not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. If you are
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
stuck, do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes
to hold the vehicle in place.
While in Sport or Track Mode, the
vehicle monitors driving behavior,
and automatically enables
Performance Shift Features when
spirited driving is detected. These
features maintain lower
transmission gears to increase
available engine braking and
improve acceleration response. The
vehicle will exit these features and
return to normal operation after a
short period when no spirited driving
is detected. See Driver Mode
Control 0 251.
The transmission will shift down a
gear to help hold vehicle speed and
reduce brake wear when:
. Driving on a steep descent.
.
With the shift lever in D (Drive).
.
Where frequent braking is
required.
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Tap Shift
If the brake remains applied, the
transmission will downshift until
3 (Third) gear is reached. If the
brake is released for some time, the
transmission will upshift a gear.
If the road levels out and the
accelerator pedal is pressed, the
transmission will upshift until the
appropriate gear is reached.
Manual Mode
Driver Shift Control (DSC)
Caution
Driving with the engine at a high
rpm without upshifting while using
Driver Shift Control (DSC), could
damage the vehicle. Always
upshift when necessary while
using DSC.
Vehicles with DSC may either use
the shift lever or the tap shift
controls on the back of the steering
wheel (if equipped) to manually shift
the automatic transmission.
To use DSC using the shift lever:
1. Move the shift lever to the left
from D (Drive) to M (Manual
Mode). The transmission will
be in Manual Mode and will
hold the current gear.
2. Move the shift lever forward to
upshift or rearward to
downshift.
3. To cancel DSC, move the shift
lever back to D (Drive).
If equipped, the tap shift controls
are on the back of the steering
wheel.
To use DSC using the tap shift
controls:
1. Move the shift lever to the left
from D (Drive) to M (Manual
Mode). The transmission will
be in Manual Mode and will
hold the current gear.
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2. Pull the control toward you to
shift. Pull the left control to
(−) downshift, and the right
control to (+) upshift. To shift to
the lowest available gear, press
and hold the left control (−).
3. To cancel DSC, move the shift
lever back to D (Drive).
Tap Shift Mode can also be used
temporarily while driving in
D (Drive). Pull either the (+) upshift
or (−) downshift control.
To cancel Tap Shift Mode, hold
the (+) upshift control for
two seconds. If no action is taken,
the vehicle returns to automatic
shifting after a brief period of driving
at a steady speed, or when the
vehicle comes to a stop.
While using the DSC feature, the
vehicle will have firmer, quicker
shifting. This can be used for sport
driving, climbing or descending hills,
staying in gear longer, downshifting
for more power, or engine braking.
The transmission will only allow
shifting into gears appropriate for
the vehicle speed and engine
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
transmission will not automatically
shift to the next higher gear if the
engine rpm is too high.
If shifting is prevented for any
reason, a DIC message will appear.
See Transmission Messages 0 147.
When accelerating the vehicle from
a stop in snowy and icy conditions,
it is suggested to shift into second
gear, or third gear as available.
A higher gear allows the vehicle to
gain more traction on slippery
surfaces. See Driver Mode Control
0 251.
Manual Transmission
If equipped, this is the shift pattern
for the manual transmission.
ATS
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ATS-V
3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and
6 (Sixth) : Shift into 3 (Third),
4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth) the
same as 2 (Second).
To stop, let up on the accelerator
pedal and press the brake pedal.
Just before the vehicle stops, press
the clutch pedal and the brake
pedal, and shift to Neutral.
Neutral : Use this position when
you start or idle the engine. The
shift lever is in Neutral when it is
centered in the shift pattern, not in
any gear.
1 (First) : Press the clutch pedal
and shift into 1 (First). Slowly let up
on the clutch pedal while pressing
on the accelerator pedal.
After a complete stop, if it is hard to
shift into 1 (First), let up on the
clutch pedal, then press it back
down and shift into 1 (First).
2 (Second) : Press the clutch pedal
and let up on the accelerator pedal,
then shift into 2 (Second). Then,
slowly let up on the clutch pedal
while accelerating.
R (Reverse) : To back up, press
down the clutch pedal, completely
stop the vehicle, and shift into
R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch
pedal slowly while pressing the
accelerator pedal.
{ Warning
If you skip a gear when
downshifting, you could lose
control of the vehicle. You could
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Warning (Continued)
injure yourself or others. Do not
shift down more than one gear at
a time when downshifting.
Caution
When downshifting, if more than
one gear is skipped, or the engine
is racing when the clutch pedal is
released, the engine, clutch,
driveshaft or transmission could
be damaged.
No Lift-Shift
On ATS-V vehicles equipped with a
manual transmission, the vehicle
can be shifted up a gear when the
accelerator pedal is pressed to floor
without being released. This allows
for less power interruption and will
improve acceleration times. This
feature is available in all vehicle
modes and is only active when the
engine speed is greater than
2500 rpm.
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Active Rev Match
ATS–V vehicles equipped with a
manual transmission have Active
Rev Match (ARM). ARM aids in
smoother shifting by matching the
engine speed to the next selected
gear. By monitoring shift lever and
clutch operation, ARM adjusts
engine speed to match a calibrated
value based on gear selection. On
upshifts and downshifts, engine
speed will be increased and
decreased to match vehicle road
speed and transmission gear
position. ARM is maintained for a
few seconds between shifts, then
deactivates if the shift is not
completed.
The system is activated and
deactivated by pressing either of the
paddles on the steering wheel. The
system must be activated with each
new ignition cycle.
A gear indicator in the instrument
cluster displays the current gear
selected. ARM is also shown in the
Performance View of the HUD:
. When ARM is activated, the
gear number is amber.
.
When ARM is deactivated, the
gear number is white.
.
If no gear number is displayed
while the shift lever is in gear,
service is required. ARM will be
disabled, and the malfunction
indicator lamp will be on. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) 0 121. The
clutch and manual transmission
will continue to operate normally.
ARM will also:
. Be active above
14 km/h (9 mph).
. Match engine speed up to
6100 rpm.
. Not operate when the
accelerator pedal is applied.
. Be disabled when the coolant
temperature is below 0 °C
(32 °F).
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Drive Systems
Brakes
All-Wheel Drive
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
Vehicles with this feature always
send engine power to all four
wheels. It is fully automatic, and
adjusts itself as needed for road
conditions.
This vehicle has ABS, an advanced
electronic braking system that helps
prevent a braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself.
A momentary motor or clicking noise
might be heard while this test is
going on, and it might even be
noticed that the brake pedal moves
a little. This is normal.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
0 124.
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If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to
avoid a sudden obstacle, a
computer senses the wheels are
slowing down. If one of the wheels
is about to stop rolling, the computer
will separately work the brakes at
each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure
to each wheel, as required, faster
than any driver could. This can help
you steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates
on wheel speed and controls
braking pressure accordingly.
Remember: ABS does not change
the time needed to get a foot up to
the brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you get too
close to the vehicle in front of you,
there will not be enough time to
apply the brakes if that vehicle
suddenly slows or stops. Always
leave enough room up ahead to
stop, even with ABS.
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Using ABS
Parking Brake (Electric)
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold
the brake pedal down firmly and let
ABS work. You may hear the ABS
pump or motor operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsate. This is
normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake
at the same time. In many
emergencies, steering can help
more than even the very best
braking.
Manual Transmission
Automatic Transmission
If equipped with an Electric Parking
Brake (EPB), the switch is on the
center console for manual
transmission vehicles, or on the left
side of the instrument panel for
automatic transmission vehicles.
The EPB can always be activated,
even if the ignition is off. To prevent
draining the battery, avoid repeated
cycles of the EPB when the engine
is not running.
The system has a red parking brake
status light and an amber parking
brake warning light. See Parking
Brake Light 0 124 and Service
Electric Parking Brake Light 0 124.
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There are also parking brake-related
Driver Information Center (DIC)
messages. See Brake System
Messages 0 136. In case of
insufficient electrical power, the EPB
cannot be applied or released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check
the red parking brake status light to
ensure that the parking brake is
applied.
EPB Apply
To apply the EPB:
1. Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2. Lift up the EPB switch
momentarily.
The red parking brake status light
will flash and then stay on once the
EPB is fully applied. If the red
parking brake status light flashes
continuously, then the EPB is only
partially applied or there is a
problem with the EPB. A DIC
message will display. Release the
EPB and try to apply it again. If the
light does not come one, or keeps
flashing, have the vehicle serviced.
Do not drive the vehicle if the red
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parking brake status light is flashing.
See your dealer. See Parking Brake
Light 0 124.
1. Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/
START position.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, lift up on the EPB switch
and hold it up. Continue to hold the
switch until the red parking brake
status light remains on. If the amber
parking brake warning light is on,
see your dealer.
2. Apply and hold the brake
pedal.
If the EPB is applied while the
vehicle is moving, the vehicle will
decelerate as long as the switch is
held up. If the switch is held up until
the vehicle comes to a stop, the
EPB will remain applied.
The vehicle may automatically apply
the EPB in some situations when
the vehicle is not moving. This is
normal, and is done to periodically
check the correct operation of the
EPB system.
If the EPB fails to apply, the rear
wheels should be blocked to
prevent vehicle movement.
EPB Release
To release the EPB:
3. Push down momentarily on the
EPB switch.
The EPB is released when the red
parking brake status light is off.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, release the EPB by
pushing down on the EPB switch
and holding it down. Continue to
hold the switch until the red parking
brake status light is off. If either light
stays on after release is attempted,
see your dealer.
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
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Automatic EPB Release
Parking Brake (Manual)
Caution (Continued)
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear, and an attempt is made to
drive away. Avoid rapid acceleration
when the EPB is applied, to
preserve parking brake lining life.
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
The EPB can also be used to
prevent roll back for vehicles with a
manual transmission taking off on a
hill. When no roll back is desired, an
applied EPB will allow both feet to
be used for the clutch and
accelerator pedals in preparation for
starting the vehicle moving in the
intended direction. In this case,
there is no need to push the switch
to release the EPB.
To release the parking brake, hold
the regular brake pedal down, then
push down momentarily on the
parking brake pedal until you feel
the pedal release. Slowly pull your
foot up off the parking brake pedal.
If the parking brake is not released
when you begin to drive, the brake
system warning light will be on and
a chime will sound warning you that
the parking brake is still on.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle
is pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
0 284.
To set the parking brake, hold the
regular brake pedal down, then
push the parking brake pedal down.
If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
See Brake System Warning Light
0 123.
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
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If you are towing a trailer and are
parking on a hill, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
0 284.
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Brake Assist
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
This vehicle has a brake assist
feature designed to assist the driver
in stopping or decreasing vehicle
speed in emergency driving
conditions. This feature uses the
stability system hydraulic brake
control module to supplement the
power brake system under
conditions where the driver has
quickly and forcefully applied the
brake pedal in an attempt to quickly
stop or slow down the vehicle. The
stability system hydraulic brake
control module increases brake
pressure at each corner of the
vehicle until the ABS activates.
Minor brake pedal pulsation or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the driver should
continue to apply the brake pedal as
the driving situation dictates. The
brake assist feature will
automatically disengage when the
brake pedal is released or brake
pedal pressure is quickly
decreased.
This vehicle has an HSA feature,
which may be useful when the
vehicle is stopped on a grade
sufficient enough to activate HSA.
This feature is designed to prevent
the vehicle from rolling, either
forward or rearward, during vehicle
drive off. After the driver completely
stops and holds the vehicle in a
complete standstill on a grade, HSA
will be automatically activated.
During the transition period between
when the driver releases the brake
pedal and starts to accelerate to
drive off on a grade, HSA holds the
braking pressure for a maximum of
two seconds to ensure that there is
no rolling. The brakes will
automatically release when the
accelerator pedal is applied within
the two-second window. It will not
activate if the vehicle is in a drive
gear and facing downhill, or if the
vehicle is facing uphill and in
R (Reverse).
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Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel slip
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any
of the drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, TCS applies the brakes to
the spinning wheels and reduces
engine power to limit wheel spin.
StabiliTrak activates when the
vehicle senses a difference between
the intended path and the direction
the vehicle is actually traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies
braking pressure to any one of the
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vehicle wheel brakes to assist the
driver in keeping the vehicle on the
intended path.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
If cruise control is being used and
traction control or StabiliTrak begins
to limit wheel spin, cruise control will
disengage. Cruise control may be
turned back on when road
conditions allow.
4. Drive the vehicle.
Both systems come on
automatically when the vehicle is
started and begins to move. The
systems may be heard or felt while
they are operating or while
performing diagnostic checks. This
is normal and does not mean there
is a problem with the vehicle.
It is recommended to leave both
systems on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary
to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 225
and “Turning the Systems Off and
On” later in this section.
3. Start the engine.
The indicator light for both systems
is in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), and
d comes on and stays on to
indicate that the system is inactive
and is not assisting the driver in
maintaining control. The vehicle is
safe to drive, but driving should be
adjusted accordingly.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
If d comes on and stays on, the
vehicle may need more time to
diagnose the problem. If the
condition persists, see your dealer.
Turning the Systems Off
and On
The g button for TCS and
StabiliTrak is on the center console
(ATS) or the steering
wheel (ATS-V).
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is
off. The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
To turn off only TCS, press and
release the g button. The Traction
Off light i displays in the
instrument cluster and the
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appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System Messages
0 143.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release the g button. The Traction
Off light i displayed in the
instrument cluster will turn off.
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when
the g button is pressed, the system
will not turn off until the wheels stop
spinning.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold the g button until
the Traction Off light i and
StabiliTrak OFF light g come on
and stay on in the instrument
cluster. The appropriate DIC
message displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 143.
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on
again, press and release the g
button. The Traction Off light i and
StabiliTrak OFF light g in the
instrument cluster turn off.
Adding accessories can affect the
vehicle performance. See
Accessories and Modifications
0 291.
Driver Mode Control
Driver Mode Control attempts to add
a sportier feel, provide a more
comfortable ride, or assist in
different weather conditions or
terrain. This system simultaneously
changes the software calibration of
various sub-systems. Depending on
the option package, available
features, and mode selected, the
suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change calibrations
to achieve the desired mode
characteristics. If the vehicle is
equipped with Magnetic Ride
Control, selecting the various Driver
Modes adjusts the ride of the
vehicle to enhance the ride
performance for the road conditions
and the selected mode.
The Driver Mode Control has three
or four modes: Tour, Sport, Snow/
Ice, and Track (LF4 Only). Snow/Ice
mode is only available on automatic
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transmission vehicles. Press and
release the MODE button (ATS) or
press the y or z button (ATS/V)
on the center console to activate the
mode menu in the cluster. The first
press of the button will show the
current mode. Subsequent presses
will scroll though the available
modes. The Tour and Sport modes
will feel similar on a smooth road.
Select a new setting whenever
driving conditions change.
Tour Mode
Use for normal city and highway
driving to provide a smooth,
soft ride.
Sport Mode
Use where road conditions or
personal preference demand a more
controlled response.
When selected, the Sport mode
indicator will display in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
When in Sport or Track mode, the
vehicle will shift automatically but
may hold a lower gear longer than it
would in the normal driving mode
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based on braking, throttle input, and
vehicle lateral acceleration. See
Automatic Transmission 0 239. The
steering will change to provide more
precise control. If the vehicle has
Magnetic Ride Control, the
suspension will change to provide
better cornering performance.
Competitive Driving Mode can be
accessed through this mode.
Snow/Ice Mode
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions. The
transmission will use 2 (Second)
gear instead of 1 (First) gear when
accelerating from a stop. The
vehicle will upshift normally when
the vehicle is moving.
For LF4 only, Snow/Ice mode will
use a different accelerator pedal
map to optimize traction on a
slippery surface. The accelerator
pedal will reduce engine torque at
small pedal inputs. The transmission
will also shift differently to assist in
maintaining traction.
When selected, the Snow/Ice mode
indicator will display in the DIC.
This feature is not intended for use
when the vehicle is stuck in sand,
mud, ice, snow, or gravel. If the
vehicle becomes stuck, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 225.
Track Mode (LF4 Only)
Use when maximum vehicle
handling is desired. When selected,
the Track Mode indicator will display
in the DIC.
Accelerator pedal is adjusted to give
maximum control during the highest
level of spirited driving.
The automatic transmission and
steering will function similar to
Sport Mode.
The Magnetic Ride Control will be
set to the optimum level for vehicle
responsiveness.
Competitive Driving Mode can be
accessed through this mode.
Use when driving on a closed race
course or drag strip.
Vehicle systems are optimized for
maximum track performance.
This mode allows entry to
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) in the Competitive
Driving Mode.
Competitive Driving Mode
(LF4 and V-Series Only)
To select this optional handling
mode, press the Y button quickly
two times and the DIC will display
the appropriate message. While in
the Competitive Driving Mode, the
traction off light i and StabiliTrak
OFF light g will come on in the
instrument cluster. TCS does not
limit wheel spin, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD)
allows increased vehicle agility, and
more effort is required to turn the
steering wheel. See “Limited–Slip
Differential (LF4 and V-Series Only)”
following. Adjust your driving
accordingly.
Press the Y button again, or turn
the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY
and restart the vehicle, to turn TCS
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back on. The traction off light i and
StabiliTrak OFF light g will go out in
the instrument cluster.
PTM system will modify the level of
engine power for a smooth and
consistent corner exit.
Caution
When traction control is turned
off, or Competitive Driving Mode
is active, it is possible to lose
traction.
Performance Traction
Management (V-Series Only)
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) integrates the Traction
Control, StabiliTrak, and Magnetic
Ride Control systems to provide
improved and consistent
performance when cornering. The
amount of available engine power is
based on the mode selected, track
conditions, driver skill, and the
radius of each corner.
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This light is on when the vehicle is
in the PTM mode.
To select this optional handling
mode, the vehicle mode must be
Track. Then quickly press the TCS/
StabiliTrak Y button on the center
console two times. PERF TRAC 1 WET ACTIVE HANDLING ON
displays in the DIC.
When PTM is active, the up and
down buttons will no longer change
Drive Modes, but instead change
PTM modes.
To select a mode while in PTM,
press the Driver Mode Control/PTM
buttons on the center console.
To experience the performance
benefit of this system, after entering
a curve and at the point where
normal acceleration occurs, fully
push the accelerator pedal. The
The PTM system contains five
modes. These modes are selected
by pressing the Driver Mode
Control/PTM buttons on the center
console. Scroll up or down through
modes 1-5 by pressing the MODE
SELECT up and down button The
following is a DIC display
description and the recommended
usage of each mode:
PERF TRAC 1 – WET ACTIVE
HANDLING ON
.
Intended for all driver skill levels.
.
Wet or damp conditions only —
not intended for use in heavy
rain or standing water.
.
StabiliTrak is on and engine
power is reduced based on
conditions.
PERF TRAC 2 – DRY ACTIVE
HANDLING ON
.
For use by less experienced
drivers or while learning a new
track.
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.
Dry conditions only.
.
StabiliTrak is on and engine
power is slightly reduced.
PERF TRAC 5 – RACE ACTIVE
HANDLING OFF
.
PERF TRAC 3 – SPORT
ACTIVE HANDLING ON
For use by experienced drivers
who are familiar with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
For use by drivers who are
familiar with the track.
.
Requires more driving skill than
in other modes.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
.
Requires more driving skill than
mode 2.
StabiliTrak is off and engine
power is available for maximum
cornering speed.
.
StabiliTrak is on and more
engine power is available than in
mode 2.
PERF TRAC 4 – SPORT
ACTIVE HANDLING OFF
.
For use by drivers who are
familiar with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
Requires more driving skill than
modes 2 or 3.
.
StabiliTrak is off and available
engine power is the same as
mode 3.
Press and release the TCS/
StabiliTrak Y button to turn off
PTM and return to the traction
control and StabiliTrak systems. The
traction off light i and StabiliTrak
OFF light g will go out.
Launch Control (LF4 and
V-Series Only)
A Launch Control feature is
available, within Competitive Driving
Mode (LF4) or Performance Traction
Management (V-Series), to allow the
driver to achieve high levels of
vehicle acceleration in a straight
line. Launch Control is a form of
traction control that manages tire
spin while launching the vehicle.
This feature is intended for use
during closed course race events
where consistent zero to
60 and quarter mile times are
desirable.
Launch Control is only available
when the following criteria are met:
. Competitive Driving Mode is
selected (LF4) or any of the
Performance Traction
Management modes are
selected (V-Series). The TCS
light comes on the instrument
panel and the appropriate DIC
message displays.
. The vehicle is not moving.
.
The steering wheel is pointing
straight.
Manual Transmissions
. The clutch is pressed and the
vehicle is in 1 (First) gear.
. The accelerator pedal is rapidly
applied to wide open throttle.
The Launch Control feature will
initially limit engine speed as the
driver rapidly applies the accelerator
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pedal to wide open throttle. Allow
the engine rpm to stabilize.
A smooth, quick release of the
clutch, while maintaining the fully
pressed accelerator pedal, will
manage wheel slip. Complete shifts
as described in Manual
Transmission 0 242.
Automatic Transmissions
. The brake pedal must be firmly
pressed to the floor, equivalent
to a panic brake event.
. The accelerator pedal is rapidly
applied to wide open throttle. (If
the vehicle rolls due to wide
open throttle, release the
throttle, press the brake pedal
more firmly, and re-apply the
accelerator to wide open
throttle.)
The Launch Control feature will
initially limit engine speed as the
driver rapidly applies the accelerator
pedal to wide open throttle. Allow
the engine rpm to stabilize.
A smooth, quick release of the
brake pedal, while maintaining the
fully pressed accelerator pedal, will
manage wheel slip.
After the vehicle is launched, the
system continues in Competitive
Driving Mode (LF4) or Performance
Traction Management (V-Series).
Competitive Driving Mode, PTM,
and Launch Control are systems
designed for a closed course race
track and not intended for use on
public roads. The systems are not
intended to compensate for lack of
driver experience or familiarity with
the race track.
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(Except LF4 and V-Series)
If equipped, the mechanical
limited-slip differential can give more
traction on snow, mud, ice, sand,
or gravel. It works like a standard
axle most of the time, but when
traction is low, this feature allows
the drive wheel with the most
traction to move the vehicle. For
vehicles with limited slip differential,
driven under severe conditions, the
rear axle fluid should be changed.
See Competitive Driving Mode
(LF4 and V-Series Only) 0 252 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
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Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(LF4 and V-Series Only)
If equipped, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) is
automatically activated. ELSD
actively monitors vehicle sensors
and driver inputs to determine the
amount of change for the
conditions. With ELSD, the
vehicle has:
. Enhanced high-speed control.
.
Improved traction through
corners, allowing more
acceleration.
.
More precise steering.
.
Increased vehicle agility.
.
Integration with StabiliTrak.
For vehicles with ELSD, driven
under severe conditions, the rear
axle fluid should be changed. See
Competitive Driving Mode (LF4 and
V-Series Only) 0 252 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
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Cruise Control
With cruise control, a speed of
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more can
be maintained without keeping your
foot on the accelerator. Cruise
control does not work at speeds
below about 40 km/h (25 mph).
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at
a steady speed. Do not use
cruise control on winding roads or
in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous
on slippery roads. On such roads,
fast changes in tire traction can
cause excessive wheel slip, and
you could lose control. Do not use
cruise control on slippery roads.
If equipped with a manual
transmission, the cruise control will
remain active when the gears are
shifted. The cruise is deactivated if
the clutch is pressed for several
seconds.
If the StabiliTrak® system begins to
limit wheel spin while using cruise
control, the cruise control
automatically disengages. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 249. If a collision alert
occurs when cruise control is
activated, cruise control is
disengaged. See Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) System 0 270. When
road conditions allow you to safely
use it again, cruise control can be
turned back on.
If the brakes are applied, cruise
control disengages.
J (On/Off) : Press to turn the
system on and off. A white cruise
control indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
+RES (Resume/Accelerate) : If
there is a set speed in memory,
press the control up briefly to
resume that speed or hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press +RES up to
the first detent. To increase speed to
the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press +RES up to the
second detent.
SET− (Set/Coast) : Press the
control down briefly to set the speed
and activate cruise control. If cruise
control is already active, use to
decrease vehicle speed. To
decrease speed by 1 km/h (1 mph),
press SET− down to the first detent.
To decrease speed to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press SET− down to
the second detent.
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*(Cancel) : Press to disengage
cruise control without erasing the
set speed from memory.
Setting Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, SET− or
+RES could get bumped and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep J
off when cruise is not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET− .
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
When the cruise control has been
set to the desired speed, the cruise
control indicator appears green on
the instrument cluster and a cruise
set speed message appears on the
Head-Up Display (HUD),
if equipped.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a
desired speed and then the brakes
are applied or * is pressed, the
cruise control is disengaged without
erasing the set speed from memory.
Once the vehicle speed reaches
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more,
briefly press +RES up to the first
detent. The vehicle returns to the
previous set speed.
Increasing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
. Press and hold +RES up until
the desired speed is reached,
then release it.
. To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
+RES up to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) faster.
. To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
+RES up to the second detent.
For each press, the vehicle
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speed increases to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
. Press and hold SET− down until
the desired lower speed is
reached, then release it.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
SET− down to the first detent.
For each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− down to the second
detent. For each press, the
vehicle speed decreases to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
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The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down (ATS model only).
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to
increase the vehicle speed. When
you take your foot off the pedal, the
vehicle will slow down to the
previously set cruise speed. While
pressing the accelerator pedal or
shortly following the release to
override cruise control, briefly
applying the SET– control will result
in cruise control set to the current
vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well cruise control will work on
hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of
the hills. When going up steep hills,
you might have to step on the
accelerator pedal to maintain the
vehicle speed. When going
downhill, the cruise control system
may automatically brake, and the
transmission may downshift to a
lower gear, to slow the vehicle down
(ATS only). Also, you may have to
brake or shift to a lower gear to
keep the vehicle speed down. If the
brake pedal is applied, cruise
control will disengage.
Ending Cruise Control
There are five ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal
(manual and automatic
transmissions).
. Press the clutch pedal for
several seconds or shift to
Neutral (manual transmissions).
. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if J is
pressed or if the ignition is
turned off.
Adaptive Cruise Control
If equipped with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it allows the driver to
select the cruise control set speed
and following gap. Read this entire
section before using this system.
The following gap is the following
time between your vehicle and a
vehicle detected directly ahead in
your path moving in the same
direction. If no vehicle is detected in
your path, ACC works like regular
cruise control. ACC uses camera
and radar sensors. See Radio
Frequency Statement 0 408.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can apply acceleration or
limited, moderate braking to
maintain the selected following gap.
To disengage ACC, apply the brake.
If ACC is controlling your vehicle
speed when the Traction Control
System (TCS) or the StabiliTrak
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system activates, the ACC may
automatically disengage. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 249. When road
conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, the ACC can be turned
back on.
ACC will not engage if the TCS or
StabiliTrak is disabled.
{ Warning
ACC has limited braking ability
and may not have time to slow
the vehicle down enough to avoid
a collision with another vehicle
you are following. This can occur
when vehicles suddenly slow or
stop ahead, or enter your lane.
Also see “Alerting the Driver” in
this section. Complete attention is
always required while driving and
you should be ready to take
action and apply the brakes. See
Defensive Driving 0 216.
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{ Warning
ACC will not detect or brake for
children, pedestrians, animals,
or other objects.
Do not use ACC when:
. On winding and hilly roads
or when the sensors are
blocked by snow, ice, or dirt.
The system may not detect
a vehicle ahead. Keep the
entire front of the vehicle
clean.
. Visibility is low, such as in
fog, rain, or snow
conditions. ACC
performance is limited under
these conditions.
. On slippery roads where
fast changes in tire traction
can cause excessive
wheel slip.
J (On/Off) : Press to turn the
system on or off. The indicator turns
white on the instrument cluster
when ACC is turned on.
+RES (Resume/Accelerate) :
Press the control up briefly to
resume the previous set speed or to
increase vehicle speed if ACC is
already activated. To increase
speed by 1 km/h (1 mph), press
+RES up to the first detent. To
increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press +RES up to the second
detent.
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SET– (Set/Coast) : Press the
control down briefly to set the speed
and activate ACC or to decrease
vehicle speed if ACC is already
activated. To decrease speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press SET− down to
the first detent. To decrease speed
to the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on
the speedometer, press SET− down
to the second detent.
* (Cancel) : Press to disengage
ACC without erasing the set speed
from memory.
[ (Follow Distance Gap) : Press
to select a following gap time (or
distance) setting for ACC of Far,
Medium, or Near.
ACC will not set at a speed less
than 25 km/h (16 mph), although it
can be resumed when driving at
lower speeds.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting
the set speed.
To set ACC:
Resuming a Set Speed
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release the SET–
control on the steering wheel.
4. Remove foot from the
accelerator.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead
is detected closer than the selected
following gap.
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If cruise control is on when not in
use, the cruise on/off control could
get pressed and cruise control could
become active when not desired.
Keep the cruise control off when
cruise is not being used.
Select the set speed desired for
cruise. This is the vehicle speed
when no vehicle is detected in its
path slower than the set speed.
The ACC indicator displays in the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD). When the ACC is
active, the indicator will be lit green.
If the ACC is set at a desired speed
and then the brakes are applied, the
ACC is disengaged without erasing
the set speed from memory.
To begin using ACC again, press
+RES up briefly on the steering
wheel. The vehicle returns to the
previous set speed.
Increasing Speed While ACC is at
a Set Speed
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
. Use the accelerator to get to the
higher speed. Press SET– down.
Release the control and the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the higher
speed.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden.
A warning message will appear
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on the Driver Information Center
(DIC) and the Head-Up Display
(HUD). See Cruise Control
Messages 0 137.
.
Press and hold +RES up until
the desired set speed appears
on the display, then release it.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, press +RES
up to the first detent. For each
press, the vehicle goes 1 km/h
(1 mph) faster.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, press +RES
up to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
increases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
When it is determined that there is
no vehicle ahead inside the selected
following gap, then the vehicle
speed will increase to the set speed.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
. Use the brake to get to the
desired lower speed. Press
SET– down and release the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the lower
speed.
. Press and hold SET– down until
the desired lower speed is
reached, then release it.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, press SET−
down to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, press SET−
down to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
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The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
Selecting the Follow Distance
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
Press [ on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. Each press
cycles the gap button through three
settings: Far, Medium, or Near.
When pressed, the current gap
setting displays briefly on the
instrument cluster and HUD. The
gap setting will be maintained until it
is changed.
Since each gap setting corresponds
to a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a
vehicle detected ahead. Consider
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traffic and weather conditions when
selecting the following gap. The
range of selectable gaps may not be
appropriate for all drivers and
driving conditions.
Alert Seat will pulse five times. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert
timing sensitivity (Far, Medium,
or Near) for the Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) feature. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 270.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
See Defensive Driving 0 216.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
{ Warning
Alerting the Driver
The vehicle ahead symbol is in the
instrument cluster and HUD display.
If ACC is engaged, driver action
may be required when ACC cannot
apply sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
When this condition occurs, the
collision alert symbol on the HUD
will flash on the windshield. Either
eight beeps will sound from the
front, or both sides of the Safety
will not exceed the set speed. It may
apply limited braking, if necessary.
When braking is active, the brake
lamps will come on. The automatic
braking may feel or sound different
than if the brakes were applied
manually. This is normal.
The vehicle ahead symbol only
displays when a vehicle is detected
in your vehicle’s path moving in the
same direction.
If this symbol is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake to
vehicles ahead.
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle
speed increases or decreases to
follow the vehicle in front of you, but
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
may not detect and react to
stopped or slow-moving vehicles
ahead of you. For example, the
system may not brake for a
vehicle it has never detected
moving. This can occur in
stop-and-go traffic or when a
vehicle suddenly appears due to
a vehicle ahead changing lanes.
Your vehicle may not stop and
could cause a crash. Use caution
when using ACC. Your complete
attention is always required while
driving and you should be ready
to take action and apply the
brakes.
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ACC Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage
and the driver will need to manually
apply the brakes to slow the
vehicle when:
. The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System
(TCS) or StabiliTrak system has
activated or been disabled.
.
No traffic or other objects are
being detected.
.
There is a fault in the system.
The ACC active symbol will not be
displayed when ACC is no longer
active.
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap
behind a detected vehicle and slow
your vehicle to a stop behind that
vehicle.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead symbol
will flash as a reminder to check
traffic before proceeding. In
addition, the left and right sides of
the Safety Alert Seat will pulse three
times, or three beeps will sound.
See ”Alert Type” and “Go Notifier” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
When the vehicle ahead drives
away, press +RES or the
accelerator pedal to resume ACC.
If stopped for more than
two minutes or if the driver door is
opened and the driver safety belt is
unbuckled, the ACC automatically
applies the electric parking brake to
hold the vehicle. The electric
parking brake status light will turn
on. See Parking Brake (Electric)
0 246 or Parking Brake (Manual)
0 248. To resume ACC and release
the electric parking brake, press the
accelerator pedal. ACC can be
resumed when the vehicle is
traveling greater than
5 km/h (3 mph).
A DIC warning message may
display indicating to shift to P (Park)
before exiting the vehicle. See
Vehicle Messages 0 136.
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{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle,
and if ACC is disengaged, turned
off, or canceled, the vehicle will
no longer be held at a stop. The
vehicle can move. When ACC is
holding the vehicle at a stop,
always be prepared to manually
apply the brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without
placing it in P (Park) can be
dangerous. Do not leave the
vehicle while it is being held at a
stop by ACC. Always place the
vehicle in P (Park) and turn off
the ignition before leaving the
vehicle.
ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a DIC warning
message will indicate that automatic
braking will not occur. See Vehicle
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Messages 0 136. ACC will resume
operation when the accelerator
pedal is not being pressed.
{ Warning
The ACC will not automatically
apply the brakes if your foot is
resting on the accelerator pedal.
You could crash into a vehicle
ahead of you.
Curves in the Road
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may not detect a
vehicle ahead in your lane. You
could be startled if the vehicle
accelerates up to the set speed,
especially when following a
vehicle exiting or entering exit
ramps. You could lose control of
the vehicle or crash. Do not use
ACC while driving on an entrance
or exit ramp. Always be ready to
use the brakes if necessary.
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may respond to
a vehicle in another lane, or may
not have time to react to a vehicle
in your lane. You could crash into
a vehicle ahead of you, or lose
control of your vehicle. Give extra
attention in curves and be ready
to use the brakes if necessary.
Select an appropriate speed while
driving in curves.
ACC may operate differently in a
sharp curve. It may reduce the
vehicle speed if the curve is too
sharp.
When following a vehicle and
entering a curve, ACC may not
detect the vehicle ahead and
accelerate to the set speed. When
this happens the vehicle ahead
symbol will not appear.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is
not in your lane and apply the
brakes.
ACC may occasionally provide an
alert and/or braking that is
considered unnecessary. It could
respond to vehicles in different
lanes, signs, guardrails, and other
stationary objects when entering or
exiting a curve. This is normal
operation. The vehicle does not
need service.
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Other Vehicle Lane Changes
lane while driving on steep hills. The
driver will often need to take over
acceleration and braking on steep
hills, especially when towing a
trailer. If the brakes are applied, the
ACC disengages.
Ending ACC
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brake may need to be manually
applied.
Do Not Use ACC on Hills and
When Towing a Trailer
Do not use ACC when driving on
steep hills or when towing a trailer.
ACC will not detect a vehicle in the
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if J is
pressed or if the ignition is
turned off.
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Cleaning the Sensing System
The camera sensor on the
windshield behind the rearview
mirror and the radar sensors on the
front of the vehicle can become
blocked by snow, ice, dirt, or mud.
These areas need to be cleaned for
ACC to operate properly.
For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under
Exterior Care 0 368.
System operation may also be
limited under snow, heavy rain,
or road spray conditions.
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Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes
or reduce crash damage while
driving, backing, and parking. Read
this entire section before using
these systems.
{ Warning
Do not rely on the Driver
Assistance Systems. These
systems do not replace the need
for paying attention and driving
safely. You may not hear or feel
alerts or warnings provided by
these systems. Failure to use
proper care when driving may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage. See Defensive Driving
0 216.
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
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Warning (Continued)
.
Detect children,
pedestrians, bicyclists,
or animals.
.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored
by the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you
with enough time to avoid a
crash.
.
Work under poor visibility or
bad weather conditions.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is not cleaned or is covered
by ice, snow, mud, or dirt.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Some driver assistance features
alert the driver of obstacles by
beeping. To change the volume of
the warning chime, see “Comfort
and Convenience” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
If equipped with the Safety Alert
Seat, the driver seat cushion may
provide a vibrating pulse alert
instead of beeping. To change this,
see “Collision/Detection Systems”
under Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
Front Parking Assist (FPA), Rear
Automatic Braking (RAB) and
Backing Warning System, and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) may help
the driver park or avoid objects.
Always check around the vehicle
when parking or backing.
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Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the center stack display. The
previous screen displays when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
after a short delay. To return to the
previous screen sooner, press a
button on the infotainment system,
shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle
speed of 8 km/h (5 mph).
{ Warning
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
Displayed images may be farther or
closer than they appear. The area
displayed is limited and objects that
are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper do not
display.
A warning triangle may display on
the RVC screen to show that Rear
Parking Assist (RPA) has detected
an object. This triangle changes
from amber to red and increases in
size the closer the object.
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
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The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the
cameras’ field of view, below the
bumper, or under the vehicle.
Shown distances may be different
from actual distances. Do not
drive or park the vehicle using
only these camera(s). Always
check behind and around the
vehicle before driving. Failure to
use proper care may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of
less than 8 km/h (5 mph) the
sensors on the bumpers may detect
objects up to 2.5 m (8 ft) behind and
1.2 m (4 ft) in front of the vehicle
within a zone 25 cm (10 in) high off
the ground and below bumper level.
These detection distances may be
shorter during warmer or humid
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Backing Warning and Rear
Automatic Braking
weather. Blocked sensors will not
detect objects and can also cause
false detections. Keep the sensors
clean of mud, dirt, snow, ice, and
slush; and clean sensors after a car
wash in freezing temperatures.
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does
not detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at
speeds greater than 8 km/h
(5 mph). To prevent injury, death,
or vehicle damage, even with
parking assist, always check the
area around the vehicle and
check all mirrors before moving
forward or backing.
The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the
bars change color from yellow to
amber to red.
When an object is first detected in
the rear, one beep will be heard
from the rear, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse two
times. When an object is very close
(<0.6 m (2 ft) in the vehicle rear,
or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the vehicle front),
five beeps will sound from the front
or rear depending on object
location, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times.
Beeps for FPA are higher pitched
than for RPA.
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) have the Backing
Warning and Rear Automatic
Braking (RAB) system. The Backing
Warning part of this system can
warn of rear objects when backing
up at speeds greater than
8 km/h (5 mph).
The Backing Warning System will
beep once from the rear when a
potential object threat is first
detected, or pulse twice on both
sides of the Safety Alert Seat. When
the system detects a potential
crash, beeps will be heard from the
rear, or five pulses will be felt on
both sides of the Safety Alert Seat.
There may also be a brief, sharp
application of the brakes.
{ Warning
The Backing Warning System
only operates at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph). It does not
detect children, pedestrians,
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{ Warning
bicyclists, animals, or objects
below the bumper or that are too
close or too far from the vehicle.
In some situations, such as at
higher backing speeds, there may
not be enough time for the short,
sharp application of the vehicle
brake system to occur. To prevent
injury, death, or vehicle damage,
even with the Backing Warning
System, always check the area
around the vehicle and check all
mirrors before backing.
Rear Automatic Braking may not
avoid many types of backing
crashes. Do not wait for the
automatic braking to apply. This
system is not designed to replace
driver braking and only works in
R (Reverse) when an object is
detected directly behind the
vehicle. It may not brake or stop
in time to avoid a crash. It will not
brake for objects when the
vehicle is moving at very low
speeds. It does not detect
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or objects below the
bumper or that are too close or
too far from the vehicle. To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with Rear
Automatic Braking, always check
the area around the vehicle
before and while backing.
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
if the system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash
with a detected object behind your
vehicle in your path, it may
automatically brake hard to a stop to
help avoid or reduce the harm
caused by a backing crash.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
the Rear Automatic Braking. If the
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brake pedal is not pressed soon
after the stop, the Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) may be set. When it is
safe, press the accelerator pedal
firmly at any time to override the
Rear Automatic Braking.
{ Warning
There may be instances where
unexpected or undesired
automatic braking occurs. If this
happens, either press the brake
pedal or firmly press the
accelerator pedal to release the
brakes from the Rear Automatic
Braking system. Before releasing
the brakes, check the RVC
screen and check the area
around the vehicle to make sure it
is safe to proceed.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
If equipped, RCTA displays a red
warning triangle with a left or right
pointing arrow on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from the left
or right. This system detects objects
coming from up to 20 m (65 ft) from
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the left or right side of the vehicle.
When an object is detected, either
three beeps sound from the left or
right or three Safety Alert Seat
pulses occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA
detection zones that extend out
from the back of the vehicle do not
move further back when a trailer is
towed.
Turning the Features On or Off
to the button comes on when the
features are on and turns off when
the features have been disabled.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
Turn off parking assist and Rear
Automatic Braking when towing a
trailer.
If equipped, the FCA system may
help to avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a flashing red
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the Safety Alert
Seat. FCA also lights an amber
visual alert if following another
vehicle much too closely.
To turn the RPA symbols and rear
guidance lines on or off, see “Rear
Camera” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 148.
RCTA can be turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
The X button to the left of the
steering wheel is used to turn on or
off the Front and Rear Parking
Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA), Rear Automatic Braking,
and Backing Warning System at the
same time. The indicator light next
If equipped, when driving the
vehicle in a forward gear, Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), Lane
Keep Assist (LKA), Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA), Lane Change Alert
(LCA), and/or the Front Automatic
Braking (FAB) System can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash
damage.
FCA detects vehicles within a
distance of approximately 60 m
(197 ft) and operates at speeds
above 40 km/h (25 mph). If the
vehicle has Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), it can detect vehicles to
distances of approximately 110 m
(360 ft) and operates at all speeds.
See Adaptive Cruise Control 0 258.
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and
does not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
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stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
or when following a vehicle too
closely, FCA may not provide a
warning with enough time to help
avoid a crash. FCA does not warn
of pedestrians, animals, signs,
guardrails, bridges, construction
barrels, or other objects. Be ready
to take action and apply the
brakes. For more information, see
Defensive Driving 0 216.
FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control, or if your
vehicle is equipped with Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), through
vehicle personalization. See the
“Auto Collision Preparation” portion
of “Collision/Detection Systems”
under Vehicle Personalization
0 148.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected,
the vehicle ahead indicator will
display green. Vehicles may not be
detected on curves, highway exit
ramps, or hills, due to poor visibility;
or if a vehicle ahead is partially
blocked by pedestrians or other
objects. FCA will not detect another
vehicle ahead until it is completely
in the driving lane.
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning
to help avoid a crash, unless it
detects a vehicle. FCA may not
detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA
sensor is blocked by dirt, snow,
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or ice, or if the windshield is
damaged. It may also not detect a
vehicle on winding or hilly roads,
or in conditions that can limit
visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
With Head-Up Display
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Tailgating Alert
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight high-pitched
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert
Seat will pulse five times. When this
Collision Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver
braking to occur more rapidly which
can cause a brief, mild deceleration.
Continue to apply the brake pedal
as needed. Cruise control may be
disengaged when the Collision Alert
occurs.
The vehicle-ahead indicator will
display amber when you are
following a detected vehicle ahead
much too closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
or on some vehicles, Off. The first
button press shows the current
setting on the DIC. Additional button
presses will change this setting. The
chosen setting will remain until it is
changed and will affect the timing of
both the Collision Alert and the
Tailgating Alert features. The timing
of both alerts will vary based on
vehicle speed. The faster the
vehicle speed, the farther away the
alert will occur. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting
the alert timing. The range of
selectable alert timing may not be
appropriate for all drivers and
driving conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
changing the FCA timing setting
automatically changes the ACC
following gap setting (Far, Medium,
or Near).
Unnecessary Alerts
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, Near,
FCA may provide unnecessary
alerts for turning vehicles, vehicles
in other lanes, objects that are not
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vehicles, or shadows. These alerts
are normal operation and the
vehicle does not need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the
outside of the windshield in front of
the rearview mirror, and cleaning the
front of the vehicle where radar
sensors are located, may correct
the issue.
Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it also has FAB,
which includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear. Depending
on the situation, the vehicle may
automatically brake moderately or
hard. This front automatic braking
can only occur if a vehicle is
detected. This is shown by the FCA
vehicle ahead indicator being lit.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 270.
The system works when driving in a
forward gear above 4 km/h (2 mph).
It can detect vehicles up to
approximately 60 m (197 ft).
{ Warning
FAB is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do
not rely on FAB to brake the
vehicle. FAB will not brake
outside of its operating speed
range and only responds to
detected vehicles.
FAB may not:
.
Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
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.
Detect all vehicles,
especially vehicles with a
trailer, tractors, muddy
vehicles, etc.
.
Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow.
.
Detect a vehicle ahead if it
is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
FAB may slow the vehicle to a
complete stop to try to avoid a
potential crash. If this happens, FAB
may engage the Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle at a
stop. To release automatic braking,
release the EPB or firmly press the
accelerator pedal.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
FAB may automatically brake the
vehicle suddenly in situations
where it is unexpected and
undesired. It could respond to a
turning vehicle ahead, guardrails,
signs, and other non-moving
objects. To override FAB, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
IBA may increase vehicle braking
in situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the
flow of traffic. If this occurs, take
your foot off the brake pedal and
then apply the brakes as needed.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
IBA may activate when the brake
pedal is applied quickly by providing
a boost to braking based on the
speed of approach and distance to
a vehicle ahead.
Minor brake pedal pulsations or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the brake pedal should
continue to be applied as needed.
IBA will automatically disengage
only when the brake pedal is
released.
FAB and IBA can be disabled
through vehicle personalization. See
“Auto Collision Preparation” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
{ Warning
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Off when
towing a trailer.
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, the SBZA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding crashes that
occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas.
When the vehicle is in a forward
gear, the left or right side mirror
display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind
zone. If the turn signal is activated
and a vehicle is also detected on
the same side, the display will flash
as an extra warning not to change
lanes. Since this system is part of
the Lane Change Alert (LCA)
system, read the entire LCA section
before using this feature.
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Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside side mirror and will flash if
the turn signal is on.
{ Warning
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
detection zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing
lanes under all driving conditions.
Failure to use proper care when
changing lanes may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Before making a lane change,
always check mirrors, glance over
your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
LCA Detection Zones
1. SBZA Detection Zone
2. LCA Detection Zone
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m
(11 ft). The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
warning area starts at approximately
the middle of the vehicle and goes
back 5 m (16 ft). Drivers are also
warned of vehicles rapidly
approaching from up to 25 m (82 ft)
behind the vehicle.
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How the System Works
The LCA symbol lights up in the
side mirrors when the system
detects a moving vehicle in the next
lane over that is in the side blind
zone or rapidly approaching that
zone from behind. A lit LCA symbol
indicates it may be unsafe to
change lanes. Before making a lane
change, check the LCA display,
check mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the turn signals.
Left Side Mirror Right Side Mirror
Display
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror LCA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the
system is operating. When the
vehicle is in a forward gear, the left
or right side mirror display will light
up if a moving vehicle is detected in
the next lane over in that blind zone
or rapidly approaching that zone.
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If the turn signal is activated in the
same direction as a detected
vehicle, this display will flash as an
extra warning not to change lanes.
LCA can be disabled through
vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 148.
If LCA is disabled by the driver, the
LCA mirror displays will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LCA system requires some
driving for the system to calibrate to
maximum performance. This
calibration may occur more quickly if
the vehicle is driven on a straight
highway road with traffic and
roadside objects (e.g., guardrails,
barriers). During a trip, the LCA
system is not operational until the
vehicle first reaches a speed of
24 km/h (15 mph).
LCA displays may not come on
when passing a vehicle quickly, for
a stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones
that extend back from the side of
the vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed. Use caution
while changing lanes when towing a
trailer. LCA may alert to objects
attached to the vehicle, such as a
trailer, bicycle, or object extending
out to either side of the vehicle.
Attached objects may also interfere
with the detection of vehicles. This
is normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service.
both sides of the vehicle toward the
rear corners of the vehicle, see your
dealer.
LCA may not always alert the driver
to vehicles in the next lane over,
especially in wet conditions or when
driving on sharp curves. The system
does not need to be serviced. The
system may light up due to
guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs, and
other non-moving objects. This is
normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service.
When LCA is disabled for any
reason other than the driver turning
it off, the Lane Change Alert On
option will not be available on the
personalization menu.
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning
instructions, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 368.
If the DIC still displays the system
unavailable message after cleaning
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If the LCA displays do not light up
when moving vehicles are in the
side blind zone or rapidly
approaching this zone and the
system is clean, the system may
need service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide a
warning if the vehicle is crossing a
detected lane marking without using
a turn signal in the lane departure
direction. Since this system is part
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of the Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
system, read the entire LKA section
before using this feature.
Warning (Continued)
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a
lane marking is detected.
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a
lane departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or
headlamps are blocked by
dirt, snow, or ice, if they are
not in proper condition, or if
the sun shines directly into
the camera.
. Detect road edges.
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
(Continued)
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LKA only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will
only assist or provide an LDW
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Warning (Continued)
alert when approaching the lane
on the side where it has detected
a lane marking. Even with LKA
and LDW, you must steer the
vehicle. Always keep your
attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle
damage, injury, or death could
occur. Always keep the
windshield, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in
bad weather conditions.
{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer
or on slippery roads could cause
loss of control of the vehicle and
a crash. Turn the system off.
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How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press A
to the left of the steering wheel.
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Steer the vehicle to
dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel and
display A as amber if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using a turn signal in that
direction. It may also provide an
LDW alert by flashing A amber
as the lane marking is crossed.
Additionally, there will be three
beeps, or the driver seat will pulse
three times, on the right or left,
depending on the lane departure
direction.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such
as when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
If the LKA system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the
windshield may help.
LKA assistance and/or LDW alerts
may occur due to tar marks,
shadows, cracks in the road,
temporary or construction lane
markings, or other road
imperfections. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service. Turn LKA off if these
conditions continue.
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Fuel
Use of the recommended fuel is an
important part of the proper
maintenance of this vehicle. When
driving in the U.S. and Canada, to
help keep the engine clean and
maintain optimum vehicle
performance, we recommend using
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
See www.toptiergas.com for a list of
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
Regular unleaded gasoline rated at
87 octane or higher can be used,
but acceleration and fuel economy
will be reduced, and an audible
knocking noise may be heard. If this
occurs, use a gasoline rated at
91 octane or higher as soon as
possible. Otherwise, the engine
could be damaged. If heavy
knocking is heard when using
gasoline with a 91 octane rating or
higher, the engine needs service.
If the vehicle has a 2.5L L4 engine
or a 3.6L V6 engine, use regular
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 87 or higher. Do not
use gasoline with an octane rating
below 87, as it may cause engine
damage and will lower fuel
economy.
If the vehicle has the 2.0L L4
engine, use premium unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher.
If the vehicle has the 3.6L V6 twin
turbo engine, use premium
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher. If the
octane is less than 91, damage to
the engine may occur and may void
the vehicle warranty. If heavy
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knocking is heard when using
gasoline rated at 91 octane or
higher, the engine needs service.
Use of Seasonal Fuels
Use summer and winter fuels in the
appropriate season. The fuels
industry automatically modifies the
fuel for the appropriate season.
If fuel is left in the vehicle tank for
long periods of time, driving or
starting could be affected. Drive the
vehicle until the fuel is at one-half
tank or less, then refuel with the
current seasonal fuel.
Prohibited Fuels
Gasolines containing oxygenates
such as ethers and ethanol, as well
as reformulated gasolines, are
available in some cities. If these
gasolines comply with the
previously described specification,
then they are acceptable to use.
However, E85 (85% ethanol) and
other fuels containing more than
15% ethanol must be used only in
FlexFuel vehicles.
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Caution
Do not use fuel containing
methanol. It can corrode metal
parts in the fuel system and also
damage plastic and rubber parts.
That damage would not be
covered under the vehicle
warranty.
Some gasolines, mainly high octane
racing gasolines, can contain an
octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use
gasolines and/or fuel additives with
MMT as they can reduce spark plug
life and affect emission control
system performance. The
malfunction indicator lamp may turn
on. If this occurs, see your dealer
for service.
California Fuel
Requirements
If the vehicle is certified to meet
California Emissions Standards, it is
designed to operate on fuels that
meet California specifications. See
the underhood emission control
label. If this fuel is not available in
states adopting California Emissions
Standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting
federal specifications, but emission
control system performance might
be affected. The malfunction
indicator lamp could turn on and the
vehicle may not pass a smog-check
test. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 121.
If this occurs, return to your
authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it
is determined that the condition is
caused by the type of fuel used,
repairs may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
fuel not recommended. Costly
repairs caused by use of improper
fuel would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Fuels in Foreign
Countries
Filling the Tank
If planning to drive in countries
outside the U.S. or Canada, the
proper fuel might be hard to find.
Check regional auto club or fuel
retail brand websites for availability
in the country where driving. Never
use leaded gasoline, fuel containing
methanol, manganese, or any other
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline is
recommended. See Fuel 0 279.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is
not available, one bottle of Fuel
System Treatment PLUS added to
the fuel tank at every engine oil
change, can help. Fuel System
Treatment PLUS is the only
gasoline additive recommended by
General Motors. It is available at
your dealer.
{ Warning
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
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Warning (Continued)
.
To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow
all the instructions on the
fuel pump island.
.
Turn off the engine when
refueling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not use a cell phone
while refueling.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from
the fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
.
Fuel can spray out if the fuel
cap is opened too quickly.
This spray can happen if the
tank is nearly full, and is
more likely in hot weather.
(Continued)
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
Open the fuel cap slowly
and wait for any hiss noise
to stop, then unscrew the
cap all the way.
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Overfilling the fuel tank by more
than three clicks of a standard fill
nozzle may cause:
. Vehicle performance issues,
including engine stalling and
damage to the fuel system.
. Fuel spills.
.
Potential fuel fires.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Wait a
few seconds after you have finished
pumping before removing the
nozzle. Clean fuel from painted
surfaces as soon as possible. See
Exterior Care 0 368.
To open the fuel door, push and
release the rearward center edge of
the door.
{ Warning
If a fire starts while you are
refueling, do not remove the
nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by
shutting off the pump or by
notifying the station attendant.
Leave the area immediately.
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Sedan – Cap Type Fuel System
improperly installed. This would
allow fuel to evaporate into the
atmosphere. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 121.
Coupe – Capless Fuel System
Caution
The cap is behind the fuel door on
the passenger side of the vehicle.
To remove the fuel cap, turn it
slowly counterclockwise.
While refueling, hang the fuel cap
from the hook on the fuel door.
When replacing the fuel cap, turn it
clockwise until it clicks once. Make
sure the cap is fully installed. The
diagnostic system can determine if
the fuel cap has been left off or
If a new fuel cap is needed, be
sure to get the right type of cap
from your dealer. The wrong type
of fuel cap may not fit properly,
may cause the malfunction
indicator lamp to light, and could
damage the fuel tank and
emissions system. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) 0 121.
The coupe vehicle has a capless
refueling system and does not have
a fuel cap. The filling nozzle must
be fully inserted and latched prior to
starting fuel flow.
Filling the Tank with a Portable
Gas Can (Coupe)
If a coupe vehicle runs out of fuel
and must be filled from a portable
gas can:
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Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
Warning (Continued)
.
Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
.
Do not smoke, light
matches, or use lighters
while pumping fuel.
.
Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
{ Warning
1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from under the carpet
in the trunk.
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
{ Warning
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless
fuel system. This could cause a
fire and you or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged.
3. Remove and clean the funnel
adapter and return it to the
storage location.
Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapors that can ignite either
by static electricity or other
means. You or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged. Always:
.
Use approved fuel
containers.
.
Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
.
Place the container on the
ground.
.
Place the nozzle inside the
fill opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
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Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
Only use towing equipment that has
been designed for the vehicle.
Contact your dealer or trailering
dealer for assistance with preparing
the vehicle for towing a trailer. Read
the entire section before towing a
trailer.
For towing a disabled vehicle, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 365. For
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 366.
.
.
Then during the first 800 km
(500 mi) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive).
Shift the transmission to a lower
gear if the transmission shifts
too often under heavy loads and/
or hilly conditions.
.
Do not use Adaptive Cruise
Control when towing.
.
The Front Automatic Braking
System should be set to Off
when towing. See Front
Automatic Braking (FAB) System
0 273.
.
Turn off Parking Assist when
towing.
Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
. Become familiar with the state
and local laws that apply to
trailer towing.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) to
prevent damage to the engine,
axle, or other parts.
{ Warning
When towing a trailer, exhaust
gases may collect at the rear of
the vehicle and enter if the
liftgate, trunk/hatch, or rear-most
window is open.
When towing a trailer:
. Do not drive with the
liftgate, trunk/hatch,
or rear-most window open.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Also adjust the climate
control system to a setting
that brings in only outside
air. See “Climate Control
Systems” in the Index.
For more information about
Carbon Monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 238.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is
longer and not as responsive as the
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vehicle itself. Get acquainted with
the handling and braking of the rig
before setting out for the open road.
necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
or other objects. Avoid jerky or
sudden maneuvers. Signal well in
advance.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety
chains, electrical connectors, lamps,
tires, and mirrors. If the trailer has
electric brakes, start the
combination moving and then apply
the trailer brake controller by hand
to be sure the brakes work.
Backing Up
If the trailer turn signal bulbs burn
out, the arrows on the instrument
cluster will still flash for turns. It is
important to check occasionally to
be sure the trailer bulbs are still
working.
During the trip, check occasionally
to be sure that the load is secure
and the lamps and any trailer
brakes still work.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy
braking and sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed
when towing a trailer. The
combination will not accelerate as
quickly and is longer so it is
Hold the bottom of the steering
wheel with one hand. To move the
trailer to the left, move that hand to
the left. To move the trailer to the
right, move your hand to the right.
Always back up slowly and,
if possible, have someone
guide you.
Making Turns
Caution
Making very sharp turns while
trailering could cause the trailer to
come in contact with the vehicle.
The vehicle could be damaged.
Avoid making very sharp turns
while trailering.
When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so
the trailer will not strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
Driving on Grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower
gear before starting down a long or
steep downgrade. If the
transmission is not shifted down, the
brakes might get hot and no longer
work well.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if
the transmission shifts too often
under heavy loads and/or hilly
conditions.
When towing at high altitude on
steep uphill grades, consider the
following: Engine coolant will boil at
a lower temperature than at normal
altitudes. If the engine is turned off
immediately after towing at high
altitude on steep uphill grades, the
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vehicle may show signs similar to
engine overheating. To avoid this,
let the engine run while parked,
preferably on level ground, with the
automatic transmission in P (Park)
for a few minutes before turning the
engine off. If the overheat warning
comes on, see Engine Overheating
0 312.
Parking on Hills
{ Warning
Parking the vehicle on a hill with
the trailer attached can be
dangerous. If something goes
wrong, the rig could start to move.
People can be injured, and both
the vehicle and the trailer can be
damaged. When possible, always
park the rig on a flat surface.
If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do
not shift into P (Park) yet. Turn
the wheels into the curb if
facing downhill or into traffic if
facing uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular
brakes until the chocks absorb
the load.
The vehicle needs service more
often when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
Things that are especially important
in trailer operation are automatic
transmission fluid, engine oil, axle
lubricant, belts, cooling system, and
brake system. It is a good idea to
inspect these before and during
the trip.
4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and
shift into P (Park).
5. Release the brake pedal.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
1. Apply and hold the brake
pedal.
Check periodically to see that all
hitch nuts and bolts are tight.
2. Start the engine.
Trailer Towing (Sedan
With V6 Engine Except
V-Series)
3. Shift into a gear.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Let up on the brake pedal.
6. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
7. Stop and have someone pick
up and store the chocks.
Before pulling a trailer, three
important considerations have to do
with weight:
. Weight of the trailer.
.
Weight of the trailer tongue.
.
Total weight on your vehicle's
tires.
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Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than
454 kg (1,000 lb). But even that can
be too heavy.
It depends on how the rig is used.
For example, speed, altitude, road
grades, outside temperature, and
how much the vehicle is used to pull
a trailer are all important. It can
depend on any special equipment
on the vehicle, and the amount of
tongue weight the vehicle can carry.
See “Weight of the Trailer Tongue”
following.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming the tow vehicle has the
driver, a front seat passenger and
all the required tow equipment. and
it has all the required trailering
equipment. The weight of additional
optional equipment, passengers,
and cargo in the tow vehicle must
be subtracted from the maximum
trailer weight.
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Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice, or write us at
our Customer Assistance Offices.
See Customer Assistance Offices
0 400.
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (1) of any trailer is
an important weight to measure
because it affects the total gross
weight of the vehicle. The Gross
Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the
curb weight of the vehicle, any
cargo carried in it, and the people
who will be riding in the vehicle.
If there are a lot of options,
equipment, passengers, or cargo in
the vehicle, it will reduce the tongue
weight the vehicle can carry, which
will also reduce the trailer weight the
vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer,
the tongue load must be added to
the GVW because the vehicle will
be carrying that weight, too. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 226.
The trailer tongue (1) should weigh
10 % of the total loaded trailer
weight (2).
After loading the trailer, weigh the
trailer and then the tongue,
separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they are not, adjustments
might be made by moving some
items around in the trailer.
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's
Tires
Be sure the vehicle's tires are
inflated to the upper limit for cold
tires. These numbers can be found
on the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load Limits
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0 226. Make sure not to go over the
GVW limit for the vehicle, including
the weight of the trailer tongue.
Trailer Towing (Sedan
With L4 Engine)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Trailer Towing (Coupe
and V-Series)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Towing Equipment
(Coupe and V-Series)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Towing Equipment
(Sedan With V6 Engine
Except V-Series)
Hitches
Use the correct hitch equipment.
See your dealer or a hitch dealer for
assistance.
.
.
The rear bumper on the vehicle
is not intended for hitches. Do
not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use
only a frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
Will any holes be made in the
body of the vehicle when the
trailer hitch is installed? If so,
seal the holes when the hitch is
removed. If the holes are not
sealed, dirt, water, and deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) from the
exhaust can get into the vehicle.
See Engine Exhaust 0 238.
Safety Chains
Always attach chains between the
vehicle and the trailer. Cross the
safety chains under the tongue of
the trailer to help prevent the tongue
from contacting the road if it
becomes separated from the hitch.
Leave enough slack so the rig can
turn. Never allow safety chains to
drag on the ground.
Trailer Brakes
Does the trailer have its own
brakes? Be sure to read and follow
the instructions for the trailer brakes
so they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Because the vehicle has antilock
brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's
brake system. If this is done, both
brake systems will not work well or
at all.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 121
. A device connected to the DLC
— such as an aftermarket fleet or
driver-behavior tracking device —
may interfere with vehicle
systems. This could affect vehicle
operation and cause a crash.
Such devices may also access
information stored in the vehicle’s
systems.
Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always check
with your dealer before adding
electrical equipment.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle 0 82 and Adding Equipment
to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
0 82.
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Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission Fluid . . .
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . .
Cooling System (Engine) . . . . .
Cooling System
(Intercooler) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Battery - North America . . . . . . 316
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . 318
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 319
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 319
Windshield Replacement . . . . . 320
Headlamp Aiming
292
293
294
301
303
305
305
305
306
307
309
309
312
313
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back-Up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . .
320
320
321
321
321
322
322
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . . 323
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . 323
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Self-Sealing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . 335
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Tire Pressure Monitor
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
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Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
349
351
351
352
353
354
General Information
For service and parts needs, visit
your dealer. You will receive
genuine GM parts and GM-trained
and supported service people.
Genuine GM parts have one of
these marks:
harm. Engine exhaust, many parts
and systems, many fluids, and
some component wear by-products
contain and/or emit these
chemicals.
See Battery - North America 0 316
and Jump Starting - North America
0 362.
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
361
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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California Proposition
65 Warning
WARNING: Most motor vehicles,
including this one, contain and/or
emit chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Certain types of automotive
applications, such as airbag
initiators, safety belt pretensioners,
and lithium batteries contained in
Remote Keyless Entry transmitters,
may contain perchlorate materials.
Special handling may be necessary.
For additional information, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Accessories and
Modifications
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
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airbags, braking, stability, ride and
handling, emissions systems,
aerodynamics, durability, and
electronic systems like antilock
brakes, traction control, and stability
control. These accessories or
modifications could even cause
malfunction or damage not covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to vehicle components
resulting from modifications or the
installation or use of non-GM
certified parts, including control
module or software modifications, is
not covered under the terms of the
vehicle warranty and may affect
remaining warranty coverage for
affected parts.
GM Accessories are designed to
complement and function with other
systems on the vehicle. See your
dealer to accessorize the vehicle
using genuine GM Accessories
installed by a dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to work on
your vehicle if you do not have
the proper knowledge, service
manual, tools, or parts. Always
follow owner manual procedures
and consult the service manual
for your vehicle before doing any
service work.
If doing some of your own service
work, use the proper service
manual. It tells you much more
about how to service the vehicle
than this manual can. To order the
proper service manual, see Service
Publications Ordering Information
0 407.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 392.
Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage
to vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
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Hood
To close the hood:
To open the hood:
Before closing the hood, be sure all
filler caps are on properly. Then,
bring the hood from full open to
within 152 mm (6 in) of the closed
position. Pause, then push the front
center of the hood with a swift, firm
motion to fully close the hood.
1. Pull the hood release handle
inside the vehicle. It is on the
lower left side of the instrument
panel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle
and move the secondary hood
release lever toward the right
side of the vehicle.
3. Lift the hood.
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Engine Compartment Overview
2.0L L4 Engine LTG
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 313.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System (Engine) 0 307
or Cooling System (Intercooler)
0 309.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 324.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling
System (Intercooler) 0 309.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir.
See Brakes 0 314 and
Hydraulic Clutch 0 305.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 306.
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2.5L L4 Engine LCV
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 313.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System (Engine) 0 307
or Cooling System (Intercooler)
0 309.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 324.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling
System (Intercooler) 0 309.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir.
See Brakes 0 314 and
Hydraulic Clutch 0 305.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 306.
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 313.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System (Engine) 0 307
or Cooling System (Intercooler)
0 309.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 324.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling
System (Intercooler) 0 309.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir.
See Brakes 0 314 and
Hydraulic Clutch 0 305.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 306.
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 313.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 362.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System (Engine) 0 307
or Cooling System (Intercooler)
0 309.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 324.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling
System (Intercooler) 0 309.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir.
See Brakes 0 314 and
Hydraulic Clutch 0 305.
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10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 306.
Checking Engine Oil
Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check the engine
oil level at each fuel fill. In order to
get an accurate reading, the vehicle
must be on level ground. The
engine oil dipstick handle is a loop.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 294 for the location of the engine
oil dipstick.
To ensure proper engine
performance and long life, careful
attention must be paid to engine oil.
Following these simple, but
important steps will help protect
your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil”
in this section.
. Check the engine oil level
regularly and maintain the
proper oil level. See “Checking
Engine Oil” and “When to Add
Engine Oil” in this section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 303.
. Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
1. If the engine has been running
recently, turn off the engine and
allow several minutes for the oil
to drain back into the oil pan.
Checking the oil level too soon
after engine shutoff will not
provide an accurate oil level
reading.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle
may be hot; it could burn you.
Use a towel or glove to touch the
dipstick handle.
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2. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it
with a clean paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all
the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and
check the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
2.0L L4 (LTG) and 2.5L L4 (LCV)
Engines
Caution (Continued)
3.6L V6 (LF4) Twin Turbo Engine
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick, add
1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil
and then recheck the level. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section for an explanation of
what kind of oil to use. For engine
oil crankcase capacity, see
Capacities and Specifications 0 394.
Caution
3.6 V6 (LGX) Engine
Do not add too much oil. Oil
levels above or below the
acceptable operating range
shown on the dipstick are harmful
to the engine. If you find that you
have an oil level above the
operating range, i.e., the engine
has so much oil that the oil level
gets above the cross-hatched
(Continued)
area that shows the proper
operating range, the engine could
be damaged. You should drain
out the excess oil or limit driving
of the vehicle and seek a service
professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 294 for the location of the engine
oil fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil
depends on both the proper oil
specification and viscosity grade.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that
meet the dexos1™ specification.
Engine oils that have been
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approved by GM as meeting the
dexos1 specification are marked
with the dexos1 approved logo. See
www.gmdexos.com.
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade
engine oil for the 2.0L L4 (LTG)
turbo engine, 3.6 V6 (LGX) Engine,
and the 3.6L V6 (LF4) twin turbo
engine.
Use SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade
engine oil for the 2.5L L4 (LCV)
engine. SAE 0W-20 may be used as
an alternative.
Cold Temperature Operation: In an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29 °C
(−20 °F), an SAE 0W-30 oil may be
used for the 2.0L L4 turbo engine
and the 3.6L V6 engines. An oil of
this viscosity grade will provide
easier cold starting for the engine at
extremely low temperatures. When
selecting an oil of the appropriate
viscosity grade, it is recommended
to select an oil of the correct
specification. See “Specification”
earlier in this section.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine
Oil Flushes
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the
dexos1 specification are all that is
needed for good performance and
engine protection.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause
engine damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty.
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What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
cancer. Do not let used oil stay on
your skin for very long. Clean your
skin and nails with soap and water,
or a good hand cleaner. Wash or
properly dispose of clothing or rags
containing used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the
use and disposal of oil products.
Used oil can be a threat to the
environment. If you change your
own oil, be sure to drain all the oil
from the filter before disposal. Never
dispose of oil by putting it in the
trash or pouring it on the ground,
into sewers, or into streams or
bodies of water. Recycle it by taking
it to a place that collects used oil.
Engine Oil Life System
When to Change Engine Oil
This vehicle has a computer system
that indicates when to change the
engine oil and filter. This is based
on a combination of factors which
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include engine revolutions, engine
temperature, and miles driven.
Based on driving conditions, the
mileage at which an oil change is
indicated can vary considerably. For
the oil life system to work properly,
the system must be reset every time
the oil is changed.
When the system has calculated
that oil life has been diminished, it
indicates that an oil change is
necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message comes on. See
Engine Oil Messages 0 138.
Change the oil as soon as possible
within the next 1 000 km (600 mi).
It is possible that, if driving under
the best conditions, the oil life
system might indicate that an oil
change is not necessary for up to a
year. The engine oil and filter must
be changed at least once a year
and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer has trained
service people who will perform this
work and reset the system. It is also
important to check the oil regularly
over the course of an oil drain
interval and keep it at the proper
level.
If the system is ever reset
accidentally, the oil must be
changed at 5 000 km (3,000 mi)
since the last oil change.
Remember to reset the oil life
system whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Engine Oil
Life System
Reset the system whenever the
engine oil is changed so that the
system can calculate the next
engine oil change. To reset the
system:
1. Using the DIC controls on the
right side of the steering wheel,
display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130.
When remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message will appear on
the display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 138.
2. Press SEL on the DIC controls
and hold SEL down for a few
seconds to clear the CHANGE
ENGINE OIL SOON message
and reset the oil life at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil
life display accidentally at any
time other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
The system is reset when the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message is off.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message comes back on when the
vehicle is started, the engine oil life
system has not been reset. Repeat
the procedure.
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Automatic Transmission
Fluid
Manual Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
How to Check Manual
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your
dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible.
It is not necessary to check the
manual transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your
dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 389 for the
proper fluid to use.
The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact your
dealer for additional information.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule 0 379, and be sure to use
the fluid listed in Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 389.
Hydraulic Clutch
For vehicles with a manual
transmission, it is not necessary to
regularly check brake/clutch fluid
unless there is a leak suspected.
Adding fluid will not correct a leak.
A fluid loss in this system could
indicate a problem. Have the
system inspected and repaired.
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When to Check and What
to Use
The brake/hydraulic clutch fluid
reservoir cap has either a symbol or
text specifying the type of brake
fluid. The common brake/clutch fluid
reservoir is filled with GM approved
DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on
the reservoir cap. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 294 for
reservoir location.
How to Check and Add Fluid
Visually check the brake/clutch fluid
reservoir to make sure the fluid level
is at the MIN (minimum) line on the
side of the reservoir. The brake/
hydraulic clutch fluid system should
be closed and sealed.
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Do not remove the cap to check the
fluid level or to top off the fluid level.
Remove the cap only when
necessary to add the proper fluid
until the level reaches the MIN line.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment on the driver
side of the vehicle. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 294 for
location.
cleaner/filter. Lightly tap and shake
the engine air cleaner/filter (away
from the vehicle), to release loose
dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air
cleaner/filter for damage, and
replace if damaged. Do not clean
the engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or
compressed air.
2. Inspect or replace the engine
air cleaner/filter.
3. Lower the cover and secure
with the four screws.
To inspect or replace the air cleaner/
filter:
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/
filter, see Maintenance Schedule
0 379.
3.6L V6 LF4 Twin Turbo Engine
1. Remove the six screws and lift
the cover out of the assembly.
How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Do not start the engine or have the
engine running with the engine air
cleaner/filter housing open. Before
removing the engine air cleaner/
filter, make sure that the engine air
cleaner/filter housing and nearby
components are free of dirt and
debris. Remove the engine air
2.0L L4 LTG Engine Shown, 2.5L
L4 LCV Engine, and 3.6L V6 LGX
Engine Similar
1. Remove the four screws and
lift the cover out of the
assembly.
2. Inspect or replace the engine
air cleaner/filters. Filters can be
removed from top cover by
pushing in buttons, see arrows.
3. Lower the cover and secure
with the six screws.
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{ Warning
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air
cleaner not only cleans the air; it
helps to stop flames if the engine
backfires. Use caution when
working on the engine and do not
drive with the air cleaner/filter off.
Caution
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
can easily get into the engine,
which could damage it. Always
have the air cleaner/filter in place
when you are driving.
Cooling System (Engine)
The cooling system allows the
engine to maintain the correct
working temperature.
2.0L L4 LTG Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
2.5L L4 LCV Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
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{ Warning
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very
hot. Do not touch them. If you do,
you can be burned.
3.6L V6 LGX Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
3.6L V6 LF4 Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan
under the hood can start up even
when the engine is not running
and can cause injury. Keep
hands, clothing, and tools away
from any underhood electric fan.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak. If you run the engine, it
could lose all coolant. That could
cause an engine fire, and you
could be burned. Get any leak
fixed before you drive the vehicle.
Caution
Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause
premature engine, heater core,
or radiator corrosion. In addition,
the engine coolant could require
changing sooner. Any repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use
DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant
in the vehicle.
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Cooling System
(Intercooler)
Intercooler ATS-V Only
The 3.6L LF4 V6 engine has an
intercooler cooling system.
The intercooler cooling system has
a special procedure for draining and
adding coolant. Because this
procedure is difficult, see the dealer
for service if the intercooler is low
on coolant or a leak is suspected.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL engine
coolant. See Maintenance Schedule
0 379 and Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 389.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating,
see Engine Overheating 0 312.
What to Use
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
overheat warning. The engine
could catch fire and you or others
could be burned. Use a 50/
50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. This mixture:
. Gives freezing protection down
to −37 °C (−34 °F), outside
temperature.
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.
Gives boiling protection up to
129 °C (265 °F), engine
temperature.
.
Protects against rust and
corrosion.
.
Will not damage aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Caution
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack
engine cooling parts. The repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Use only the
proper mixture of engine coolant
for the cooling system. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
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or bodies of water. Have the coolant
changed by an authorized service
center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used
coolant disposal. This will help
protect the environment and your
health.
Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level
surface when checking the coolant
level.
It is normal to see coolant moving in
the upper coolant hose return line
when the engine is running. It is
also normal to see bubbles entering
the surge tank through the
small hose.
Check to see if coolant is visible in
the coolant surge tank. If the coolant
inside the coolant surge tank is
boiling, do not do anything else until
it cools down.
If coolant is visible but the coolant
level is not at or above the COLD
FILL line, add a 50/50 mixture of
clean drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant.
Be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
It is normal for the coolant level in
the bottom chamber to rise and fall
with operating temperature and
ambient conditions. Coolant will
evaporate from the bottom chamber
in normal operation. This will
happen faster when the vehicle is
driven for long periods in hot, dry
conditions.
If no coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank, add coolant as follows:
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
Caution
This vehicle has a specific
coolant fill procedure. Failure to
follow this procedure could cause
the engine to overheat and be
severely damaged.
If no problem is found, check to see
if coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank. If coolant is visible but
the coolant level is not at the bottom
of the fill neck, add a 50/50 mixture
of clean, drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant at the coolant
surge tank, but be sure the cooling
system, including the coolant surge
tank pressure cap, is cool before
you do it.
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out
and burn you badly. Never turn
the cap when the cooling system,
including the surge tank pressure
cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling
system and surge tank pressure
cap to cool.
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
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for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
overheat warning. The engine
could catch fire and you or others
could be burned. Use a 50/
50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
and it will burn if the engine parts
are hot enough. Do not spill
coolant on a hot engine.
{ Warning
You can be burned if you spill
coolant on hot engine parts.
Coolant contains ethylene glycol
(Continued)
will allow any pressure still left
to be vented out the
discharge hose.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it. Open the
surge tank service port cap to
the lower chamber
3. Fill the surge tank top chamber
with the proper DEX-COOL
coolant mixture to the bottom
of the fill neck. The top
chamber needs to be
completely full. Fill the surge
tank bottom chamber through
the service port to
approximately half.
Caution
In cold weather, water can freeze
and crack the engine, radiator,
heater core, and other parts. Use
the recommended coolant and
the proper coolant mixture.
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1. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap from the top
chamber when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise. If you hear a
hiss, wait for that to stop. This
4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off and the surge
tank service port cap open,
start the engine and let it run
until you can feel the upper
radiator hose getting hot.
Watch out for the engine
cooling fan.
By this time, the coolant level
inside the coolant surge tank
top chamber may be lower.
If the level is lower, add more
of the proper DEX-COOL
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coolant mixture to the surge
tank top chamber until the level
reaches the bottom of the
fill neck.
5. Replace the surge tank
pressure cap tightly and close
the surge tank service port cap.
Caution
If the pressure cap is not tightly
installed, coolant loss and
possible engine damage may
occur. Be sure the cap is properly
and tightly secured.
Check the level in the surge tank
top and bottom chambers when the
cooling system has cooled down.
If the coolant is not at the proper
levels, repeat Steps 1–3 and
reinstall the pressure cap and close
the service port. If the coolant still is
not at the proper levels when the
system cools down again, see your
dealer.
Engine Overheating
The vehicle has several indicators
to warn of the engine overheating.
There is an engine coolant
temperature gauge and an engine
coolant temperature warning light on
the instrument cluster. See Engine
Coolant Temperature Gauge 0 118
and Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light 0 126. The vehicle
may also display a message on the
Driver Information Center (DIC).
See Engine Cooling System
Messages 0 138.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears,
get service help right away. See
Roadside Service 0 401.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is
parked on a level surface.
Then check to see if the engine
cooling fan is running. If the engine
is overheating, the fan should be
running. If it is not, do not continue
to run the engine. Have the vehicle
serviced.
Caution
Running the engine without
coolant may cause damage or a
fire. Vehicle damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you
just open the hood. Stay away
from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it. Just turn it
off and get everyone away from
the vehicle until it cools down.
Wait until there is no sign of
steam or coolant before you open
the hood.
If you keep driving when the
engine is overheated, the liquids
in it can catch fire. You or others
could be badly burned. Stop the
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engine if it overheats, and get out
of the vehicle until the engine
is cool.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment with No
Overheat Warning
(V-Series Only)
The V-Series hood vent is
functional, and will allow water from
rain and car washes to enter the
engine compartment and contact
hot surfaces. If steam is seen
coming from the hood vent with no
accompanying overheat warning, no
action is required.
If No Steam Is Coming from
the Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is
displayed but no steam can be seen
or heard, the problem may not be
too serious. Sometimes the engine
can get a little too hot when the
vehicle:
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
.
Stops after high-speed driving.
.
Idles for long periods in traffic.
If the overheat warning is displayed
with no sign of steam:
1. Turn the air conditioning off.
2. Turn the heater on to the
highest temperature and to the
highest fan speed. Open the
windows as necessary.
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral) for an automatic
transmission or Neutral for a
manual transmission, and let
the engine idle.
If the engine coolant temperature
gauge is no longer in the
overheated area or the engine
coolant temperature warning light no
longer displays, the vehicle can be
driven. Continue to drive the vehicle
slowly for about 10 minutes. Keep a
safe distance from the vehicle in
front. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally
and have the cooling system
checked for proper fill and function.
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If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle
right away.
If there is no sign of steam, idle the
engine for three minutes while
parked. If the warning is still
displayed, turn off the engine until it
cools down.
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid is
needed, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If operating the vehicle in an
area where the temperature may fall
below freezing, use a fluid that has
sufficient protection against
freezing.
Adding Washer Fluid
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Open the cap with the washer
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until
the tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 294 for
reservoir location.
Caution
.
.
.
Do not use washer fluid that
contains any type of water
repellent coating. This can
cause the wiper blades to
chatter or skip.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the
windshield washer. It can
damage the windshield
washer system and paint.
Do not mix water with
ready-to-use washer fluid.
Water can cause the
solution to freeze and
damage the washer fluid
tank and other parts of the
washer system.
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
.
When using concentrated
washer fluid, follow the
manufacturer instructions for
adding water.
.
Fill the washer fluid tank
only three-quarters full when
it is very cold. This allows
for fluid expansion if
freezing occurs, which could
damage the tank if it is
completely full.
Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or be
heard all the time when the vehicle
is moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
{ Warning
The brake wear warning sound
means that soon the brakes will
not work well. That could lead to
a crash. When the brake wear
warning sound is heard, have the
vehicle serviced.
Caution
Continuing to drive with worn-out
brake pads could result in costly
brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
If equipped with high performance
brake linings, there could be an
increased build-up of brake dust as
well as minor noises as compared
to standard brake linings.
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Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 394.
Brake Fluid
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
The brake/clutch master cylinder
reservoir is filled with GM approved
DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on
the reservoir cap. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 294 for
the location of the reservoir.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal
does not return to normal height,
or if there is a rapid increase in
pedal travel. This could be a sign
that brake service may be required.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement
parts. If this is not done, the brakes
may not work properly. The braking
performance expected can change
in many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are
installed or parts are improperly
installed.
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A fluid leak in the brake/clutch
hydraulic system. Have the
brake/clutch hydraulic system
fixed. With a leak, the brakes will
not work well.
Always clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap and the area around
the cap before removing it.
Checking Brake Fluid
With the vehicle in P (Park) on a
level surface, the brake fluid level
should be between the minimum
and maximum marks on the brake
fluid reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
. Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the
fluid level goes back up.
Do not top off the brake/clutch fluid.
Adding fluid does not correct a leak.
If fluid is added when the linings are
worn, there will be too much fluid
when new brake linings are
installed. Add or remove fluid, as
necessary, only when work is done
on the brake/clutch hydraulic
system.
{ Warning
If too much brake fluid is added, it
can spill on the engine and burn,
if the engine is hot enough. You
or others could be burned, and
the vehicle could be damaged.
Add brake fluid only when work is
done on the brake/clutch
hydraulic system.
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When the brake/clutch fluid falls to a
low level, the brake warning light
comes on. See Brake System
Warning Light 0 123.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time
which degrades the effectiveness of
the brake fluid. Replace brake fluid
at the specified intervals to prevent
increased stopping distance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3
brake fluid from a clean, sealed
container. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 389.
{ Warning
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
Caution
Warning (Continued)
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the
paint finish can be damaged.
Immediately wash off any painted
surface.
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING. See California
Proposition 65 Warning 0 291.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove
the cap and do not add fluid.
The battery is in the trunk, beneath
the trim panel, on the driver side of
the vehicle. Refer to the
replacement number shown on the
original battery label when a new
battery is needed.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
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After a power loss, such as
disconnecting the battery or
removing the maxi fuses in the
power distribution fuse block, the
following steps must be performed
to calibrate the electronic throttle
control. If this is not done, the
engine will not run properly.
1. Turn the ignition on but do not
start the engine.
2. Leave the ignition on for at
least three minutes so that the
electronic throttle control will
cycle and relearn its home
position.
3. Turn the ignition off.
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4. Start and run the engine for at
least 30 seconds.
If equipped with the Stop/Start
system, the engine will not engage
autostop after the battery is
disconnected. After reconnecting
the battery, the vehicle must sit
untouched for four hours. See “Auto
Engine Stop/Start” in Starting the
Engine 0 232.
Vehicle Storage
{ Warning
Batteries have acid that can burn
you and gas that can explode.
You can be badly hurt if you are
not careful. See Jump Starting North America 0 362 for tips on
working around a battery without
getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the
black, negative (−) cable from the
battery to keep the battery from
running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the
black, negative (−) cable from the
battery or use a battery trickle
charger.
How to Check Lubricant
All-Wheel Drive
If the vehicle is equipped with
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), this is an
additional system that needs
lubrication.
Transfer Case
When to Check Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly
check the transfer case fluid unless
a leak is suspected or an unusual
noise is heard. A fluid loss could
indicate a problem. Have it
inspected and repaired.
1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
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To get an accurate reading, the
vehicle should be on a level
surface.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
If the level is below the bottom of
the fill plug hole, on the transfer
case, some lubricant will need to be
added. Add enough lubricant to
raise the level to the bottom of the
fill plug hole. Use care not to
overtighten the fill plug.
2. Apply both the parking brake
and the regular brake.
What to Use
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule
to determine what kind of lubricant
to use. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 389.
Starter Switch Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
Do not use the accelerator
pedal, and be ready to turn off
the engine immediately if it
starts.
3. For automatic transmission
vehicles, try to start the engine
in each gear. The vehicle
should start only in P (Park) or
N (Neutral). If the vehicle starts
in any other position, contact
your dealer for service.
For manual transmission
vehicles, put the shift lever in
Neutral, push the clutch pedal
down halfway, and try to start
the engine. The vehicle should
start only when the clutch
pedal is pushed down all the
way to the floor. If the vehicle
starts when the clutch pedal is
not pushed all the way down,
contact your dealer for service.
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control
Function Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
2. Apply the parking brake. Be
ready to apply the regular
brake immediately if the vehicle
begins to move.
3. With the engine off, turn the
ignition on, but do not start the
engine. Without applying the
regular brake, try to move the
shift lever out of P (Park) with
normal effort. If the shift lever
moves out of P (Park), contact
your dealer for service.
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Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this check,
the vehicle could begin to move.
You or others could be injured
and property could be damaged.
Make sure there is room in front
of the vehicle in case it begins to
roll. Be ready to apply the regular
brake at once should the vehicle
begin to move.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the
vehicle facing downhill. Keeping
your foot on the regular brake, set
the parking brake.
. To check the parking brake's
holding ability: With the engine
running and the transmission in
N (Neutral), slowly remove foot
pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
.
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To check the P (Park)
mechanism's holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to
P (Park). Then release the
parking brake followed by the
regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear and cracking.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
Replacement blades come in
different types and are removed in
different ways. For proper type and
length, see Maintenance
Replacement Parts 0 391.
To replace the windshield wiper
blade:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
2. Lift up on the latch in the
middle of the wiper blade
where the wiper arm attaches.
3. With the latch open, pull the
wiper blade down toward the
windshield far enough to
release it from the J-hooked
end of the wiper arm.
4. Remove the wiper blade.
Allowing the wiper blade arm to
touch the windshield when no
wiper blade is installed could
damage the windshield. Any
damage that occurs would not
be covered by the vehicle
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warranty. Do not allow the
wiper blade arm to touch the
windshield.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Windshield Replacement
HUD System
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield must be
replaced, get one that is designed
for HUD or the HUD image may
look out of focus.
Driver Assistance Systems
When a windshield replacement is
needed and the vehicle is equipped
with a front-looking camera sensor
for the Driver Assistance Systems,
the windshield must be installed
according to GM specifications for
these systems to work properly. If it
is not, there may be unexpected
behavior and/or messages from
these systems. See Object
Detection System Messages 0 140.
Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs
0 322.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
For any bulb-changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact
your dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
{ Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurized
gas inside and can burst if you
drop or scratch the bulb. You or
others could be injured. Be sure
to read and follow the instructions
on the bulb package.
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High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
Back-Up Lamps
2. Remove the bulb socket (1) by
turning counterclockwise and
pulling straight out of the lamp
assembly (2).
The high intensity discharge
lighting system operates at a very
high voltage. If you try to service
any of the system components,
you could be seriously injured.
Have your dealer or a qualified
technician service them.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Reach under the rear fascia
and locate the back-up lamp
assembly.
{ Warning
After an HID headlamp bulb has
been replaced, the beam might be a
slightly different shade than it was
originally. This is normal.
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3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Install the new bulb in the bulb
socket.
5. Install the bulb socket by
turning clockwise.
1. Back-Up Bulb Socket
2. Back-Up Lamp Assembly
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License Plate Lamp
1. Bulb Socket
2. Bulb
3. Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Push the lamp assembly (3)
toward the center of the
vehicle.
2. Pull the lamp assembly down
to remove.
3. Turn the bulb socket (1)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the lamp assembly (3).
Lamp Assembly
4. Pull the bulb (2) straight out of
the bulb socket (1).
5. Push the replacement bulb
straight into the bulb socket
and turn the bulb socket
clockwise to install it into the
lamp assembly.
6. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release
tab locks into place.
Bulb Assembly
Replacement Bulbs
Exterior Lamp
Bulb
Number
Back-Up Lamp
921
(W16W)
License Plate Lamp
W5W LL
For replacement bulbs not listed
here, contact your dealer.
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Electrical System
Electrical System
Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is
too heavy, the circuit breaker opens
and closes, protecting the circuit
until the current load returns to
normal or the problem is fixed. This
greatly reduces the chance of circuit
overload and fire caused by
electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one
of the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be
borrowed. Choose some feature of
the vehicle that is not needed to use
and replace it as soon as possible.
Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause
the lamps to go on and off, or in
some cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away
if the lamps go on and off or
remain off.
Windshield Wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop until the motor cools
and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected
from electrical overload, overload
due to heavy snow or ice may
cause wiper linkage damage.
Always clear ice and heavy snow
from the windshield before using the
windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
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Fuses and Circuit
Breakers
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by
electrical problems.
To check a fuse, look at the
silver-colored band inside the fuse.
If the band is broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure to replace
a bad fuse with a new one of the
identical size and rating.
Fuses of the same amperage can
be temporarily borrowed from
another fuse location, if a fuse goes
out. Replace the fuse as soon as
possible.
To identify and check fuses, circuit
breakers, and relays, see Engine
Compartment Fuse Block 0 324,
Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 327,
and Rear Compartment Fuse Block
0 329.
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Engine Compartment
Fuse Block
The underhood fuse block is on the
passenger side of the engine
compartment.
Lift the fuse block cover to access
the fuses.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
Caution
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical
component.
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Number
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Usage
1
Not used
2
Not used
3
Passenger
motorized seat belt
4
Not used
5
Not used
6
Driver power seat
7
Not used
8
Headlamp washer
relay
9
Not used
10
Not used
11
Not used
12
Not used
13
Passenger
power seat
14
Not used
15
Passive entry/
Passive start
16
Not used
17
Headlamp washer
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Number
Usage
Number
Usage
18
Not used
32
Not used
19
Antilock brake
system pump
33
Sunroof
34
20
Antilock brake
system valve
21
Not used
22
Driver motorized
seat belt
23
Wiper control relay
24
Number
Usage
48
Instrument panel
body ignition
Front wiper
49
35
Steering
column lock
Fuel system control
module ignition
50
36
Rear electrical
center ignition
Heated steering
wheel
51
37
Spare/MIL ignition
Engine control
module ignition
38
Spare/PT fuse
52
Wiper speed relay
39
Oxygen sensor
Transmission
control module
ignition
25
Engine control
module relay
40
Ignition coils/
Injectors
53
Coolant pump
26
Not used
54
Coolant pump relay
41
27
Spare/Heated
seat 2
Ignition coils/
Injectors/Spare
55
Not used
42
56
28
Spare/Reverse
lockout
Engine control
module
Transmission
control module/
Spare
43
Not used
29
AFS AHL/
Pedestrian
protection
57
Headlamp low relay
44
Not used
58
45
Washer
Headlamp high
relay
30
Not used
46
Not used
59
Run/Crank relay
31
Passenger window
switch
47
Front washer relay
60
Starer 2 relay
61
Vacuum pump relay
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Number
Usage
62
Starter relay
63
Air conditioning
control relay
64
Adaptive headlamp
leveling
65
Left high intensity
discharge headlamp
66
Right high intensity
discharge headlamp
67
Headlamp high left/
right
68
Aero shutter
69
Horn
70
Horn relay
71
Cooling fan
72
Starter 2
73
Brake
vacuum pump
74
Starter
75
Air conditioning
compressor clutch
76
Not used
327
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
The instrument panel fuse block is
in the end of the driver side of the
instrument panel.
To install the end cover, insert the
tabs on the back of the cover into
the slots in the instrument panel at
the points shown. Align the clips
with the slots in the instrument
panel, and press the cover into
place.
To access the fuses, remove the
end panel by gently prying with a
plastic tool near each clip, beginning
at the point shown.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
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Item
Usage
2
Spare
3
Electric steering
column lock
4
Spare
5
Heater, ventilation,
and air conditioning
control
6
Tilt and telescoping
steering column
8
Data link connector
9
Spare
10
Shunt
11
Body control
module 1
12
Body control
module 5
13
Body control
module 6
14
Spare
15
Body control
module 7
16
Transmission
control module
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Item
Usage
Item
Usage
33
Front heater,
ventilation, and air
conditioning blower
CB1
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
power outlet
Sensing diagnostic
module/Automatic
occupant sensing
CB7
Spare
K10
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
Radio/DVD/Heater,
ventilation, and air
conditioning control
K605
Logistics
K644
Spare
17
Spare
18
Spare
19
Spare
20
Spare
21
Spare
22
23
24
Display
25
Heated steering
wheel
26
Wireless charger
27
Steering wheel
controls
28
Spare
29
Visor vanity lamp
30
Spare
31
Spare
32
Spare
329
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block
The rear compartment fuse block is
behind a cover on the driver side of
the rear compartment.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
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Number
Usage
*1
Rear driver control
module/DC DC
transformer
2
Left window
3
Body control
module 8
*4
A/C inverter
5
Passive entry
passive start
battery 1
6
Body control
module 4
7
Heated mirrors
8
Amplifier
9
Rear window
defogger
10
Glass break
*11
Trailer connector
12
OnStar (if equipped)
13
Right window
14
Electric parking
brake
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Number
Usage
15
Not used
16
Trunk release
*17
Run relay
*18
Logistics relay
*19
Not used
20
Rear window
defogger relay
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Number
Usage
Number
*31
Transfer case
control module/Rear
control drive module
45
Battery regulated
voltage control
46
32
Theft module/
Universal garage
door opener/Rain
sensor
Engine control
module battery
47
Not used
48
Not used
UPA
*49
Trailer module
Door lock security
*33
Usage
21
Mirror window
module
*34
Radio/DVD
50
35
Not used
51
22
Spare
*36
Trailer
Rear closure
release
23
Canister vent
37
Fuel pump/Fuel
system control
module
52
Spare
53
Not used
24
Body control
module 2
54
Door lock security
*25
Rear vision camera
38
Not used
55
Not used
Front ventilated
seats
39
Not used
*56
Fuel door
40
Not used
*27
SBZA/LDW/EOCM
41
Not used
*28
Trailer/Sunshade
*42
*29
Rear heated seats
Memory seat
module
*30
Semi-active
damping system
43
Body control
module 3
44
Not used
*26
* Optional
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Wheels and Tires
Tires
Warning (Continued)
.
Underinflated tires pose
the same danger as
overloaded tires. The
resulting crash could
cause serious injury.
Check all tires frequently
to maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tire pressure should be
checked when the tires
are cold.
.
Replace any tires that
have been damaged by
impacts with potholes,
curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an
authorized tire service
center should repair,
replace, dismount, and
mount the tires.
.
Overinflated tires are
more likely to be cut,
punctured, or broken by
a sudden impact — such
as when hitting a pothole.
Keep tires at the
recommended pressure.
.
Do not spin the tires in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tires to explode.
.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the
tread is badly worn,
replace them.
Every new GM vehicle has
high-quality tires made by a
leading tire manufacturer. See
the warranty manual for
information regarding the tire
warranty and where to get
service. For additional
information refer to the tire
manufacturer.
{ Warning
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tires are
dangerous.
.
Overloading the tires can
cause overheating as a
result of too much
flexing. There could be a
blowout and a serious
crash. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 226.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
(Continued)
See Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation 0 341 for
inflation pressure adjustment for
high-speed driving.
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All-Season Tires
This vehicle may come with
all-season tires. These tires are
designed to provide good overall
performance on most road surfaces
and weather conditions. Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. Original
equipment all-season tires can be
identified by the last two characters
of this TPC code, which will
be “MS.”
Consider installing winter tires on
the vehicle if frequent driving on
snow or ice-covered roads is
expected. All-season tires provide
adequate performance for most
winter driving conditions, but they
may not offer the same level of
traction or performance as winter
tires on snow or ice-covered roads.
See Winter Tires 0 333.
Winter Tires
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter
tires on the vehicle if frequent
driving on ice or snow covered
roads is expected. See your dealer
for details regarding winter tire
availability and proper tire selection.
Also, see Buying New Tires 0 348.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction,
increased road noise, and shorter
tread life. After changing to winter
tires, be alert for changes in vehicle
handling and braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and
speed rating as the original
equipment tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
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tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
Run-Flat Tires
This vehicle, when new, may have
had run-flat tires. There is no spare
tire, no tire changing equipment,
and no place to store a tire in the
vehicle.
The vehicle also has a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
that indicates a loss of tire pressure
in any of the tires.
{ Warning
If the low tire warning light
displays on the instrument cluster,
the handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe
maneuvers. Driving too fast could
cause loss of control and you or
others could be injured. Do not
drive over 90 km/h (55 mph) when
the low tire warning light is
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Warning (Continued)
displayed. Drive cautiously and
check the tire pressures as soon
as possible.
Run-flat tires can be driven on with
no air pressure. There is no need to
stop on the side of the road to
change the tire. Continue driving;
however, do not drive too far or too
fast. Driving on the tire may not be
possible if there is permanent
damage. To prevent permanent
damage, keep speed below 80 km/h
(50 mph). With a light load the
vehicle can be driven up to 100 km
(60 mi); with a moderate load 80 km
(50 mi); and a heavy load 45 km
(25 mi). As soon as possible,
contact the nearest authorized GM
or run-flat servicing facility for
inspection and repair or
replacement.
When driving on a deflated run-flat
tire, avoid potholes and other road
hazards that could damage the tire
and/or wheel beyond repair. When a
tire has been damaged, or driven
any distance while deflated, check
with an authorized run-flat tire
service center to determine whether
the tire can be repaired or should be
replaced. To maintain the run-flat
feature, all replacement tires must
be run-flat tires.
To locate the nearest GM or run-flat
servicing facility, call Customer
Assistance.
The valve stems on run-flat tires
have sensors that are part of the
TPMS. See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 341. These sensors
contain batteries that are designed
to last for 10 years under normal
driving conditions. See your dealer
for wheel or sensor replacement.
Caution
Using liquid sealants can damage
the tire valves and tire pressure
monitor sensors in the run-flat
tires. This damage is not covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
use liquid sealants in run-flat
tires.
Self-Sealing Tires
This vehicle may have self-sealing
tires. These tires have a material
inside that can seal punctures up to
6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area.
The tire may lose air pressure if the
sidewall is damaged or the tread
puncture is too large. If the Tire
Pressure Monitor System indicates
the tire pressure is low, inspect the
tire for damage and inflate it to the
recommended pressure. If the tire is
unable to maintain the
recommended pressure, contact the
nearest authorized GM servicing
facility immediately for inspection
and repair or replacement. To locate
the nearest GM servicing facility,
call GM Customer Assistance.
Caution
Do not drive on a deflated
self-sealing tire as this could
damage the tire. Make sure the
tire is inflated to the
recommended pressure or have it
immediately repaired or replaced.
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When tire replacement is needed
replace with a self-sealing tire,
because the vehicle does not come
with a spare tire or tire changing
equipment.
Summer Tires
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tires. These
tires have a special tread and
compound that are optimized for
maximum dry and wet road
performance. This special tread and
compound will have decreased
performance in cold climates, and
on ice and snow. It is recommended
that winter tires be installed on the
vehicle if frequent driving at
temperatures below approximately
5 °C (40 °F) or on ice or snow
covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tires 0 333.
Caution
High performance summer tires
have rubber compounds that lose
flexibility and may develop
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Caution (Continued)
surface cracks in the tread area
at temperatures below −7 °C (20 °
F). Always store high
performance summer tires
indoors and at temperatures
above −7 °C (20 °F) when not in
use. If the tires have been
subjected to −7 °C (20 °F) or less,
let them warm up in a heated
space to at least 5 °C (40 °F) for
24 hours or more before being
installed or driving a vehicle on
which they are installed. Do not
apply heat or blow heated air
directly on the tires. Always
inspect tires before use. See Tire
Inspection 0 345.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical
passenger tire sidewall.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example
(1) Tire Size : The tire size is a
combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section for more detail.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire
Performance Criteria
Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to
GM's specific tire performance
criteria have a TPC specification
code molded onto the sidewall.
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GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
(3) DOT (Department of
Transportation) : The
Department of Transportation
(DOT) code indicates that the
tire is in compliance with the
U.S. Department of
Transportation Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards.
DOT Tire Date of
Manufacture : The last four
digits of the TIN indicate the tire
manufactured date. The first two
digits represent the week
(01-52) and the last two digits,
the year. For example, the third
week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The TIN shows the
manufacturer and plant code,
tire size, and date the tire was
manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the
tire, although only one side may
have the date of manufacture.
(5) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
(6) Uniform Tire Quality
Grading (UTQG) : Tire
manufacturers are required to
grade tires based on three
performance factors: treadwear,
traction, and temperature
resistance. For more information
see Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 0 349.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle
tire size.
(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire :
The United States version of a
metric tire sizing system. The
letter P as the first character in
the tire size means a passenger
vehicle tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire
and Rim Association.
(2) Tire Width : The three-digit
number indicates the tire section
width in millimeters from
sidewall to sidewall.
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(3) Aspect Ratio : A two-digit
number that indicates the tire
height-to-width measurements.
For example, if the tire size
aspect ratio is 60, as shown in
item 3 of the illustration, it would
mean that the tire's sidewall is
60 percent as high as it is wide.
(4) Construction Code : A letter
code is used to indicate the type
of ply construction in the tire.
The letter R means radial ply
construction; the letter D means
diagonal or bias ply
construction; and the letter B
means belted-bias ply
construction.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of
the wheel in inches.
(6) Service Description : These
characters represent the load
index and speed rating of the
tire. The load index represents
the load carrying capacity a tire
is certified to carry. The speed
rating is the maximum speed a
tire is certified to carry a load.
Tire Terminology and
Definitions
Air Pressure : The amount of
air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of
the tire. Air pressure is
expressed in kPa (kilopascal)
or psi (pounds per square inch).
Accessory Weight : The
combined weight of optional
accessories. Some examples of
optional accessories are
automatic transmission, power
windows, power seats, and air
conditioning.
Aspect Ratio : The relationship
of a tire's height to its width.
Belt : A rubber coated layer of
cords between the plies and the
tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing
materials.
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Bead : The tire bead contains
steel wires wrapped by steel
cords that hold the tire onto
the rim.
Bias Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the plies are laid at
alternate angles less than
90 degrees to the centerline of
the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure : The
amount of air pressure in a tire,
measured in kPa (kilopascal)
or psi (pounds per square inch)
before a tire has built up heat
from driving. See Tire Pressure
0 339.
Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil,
and coolant, but without
passengers and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
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Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric
designator which can also
identify the tire manufacturer,
production plant, brand, and
date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 226.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 226.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 226.
Intended Outboard Sidewall :
The side of an asymmetrical tire
that must always face outward
when mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa) : The metric
unit for air pressure.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on light duty trucks and
some multipurpose passenger
vehicles.
Load Index : An assigned
number ranging from 1 to 279
that corresponds to the load
carrying capacity of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure :
The maximum air pressure to
which a cold tire can be inflated.
The maximum air pressure is
molded onto the sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating : The
load rating for a tire at the
maximum permissible inflation
pressure for that tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle
Weight : The sum of curb
weight, accessory weight,
vehicle capacity weight, and
production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight : The
number of occupants a vehicle
is designed to seat multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb). See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 226.
Occupant Distribution :
Designated seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall : The
side of an asymmetrical tire that
has a particular side that faces
outward when mounted on a
vehicle. The side of the tire that
contains a whitewall, bears
white lettering, or bears
manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is
higher or deeper than the same
moldings on the other sidewall
of the tire.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on passenger cars and
some light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
Recommended Inflation
Pressure : Vehicle
manufacturer's recommended
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tire inflation pressure as shown
on the tire placard. See Tire
Pressure 0 339 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 226.
Radial Ply Tire : A pneumatic
tire in which the ply cords that
extend to the beads are laid at
90 degrees to the centerline of
the tread.
Rim : A metal support for a tire
and upon which the tire beads
are seated.
Sidewall : The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Speed Rating : An
alphanumeric code assigned to
a tire indicating the maximum
speed at which a tire can
operate.
Traction : The friction between
the tire and the road surface.
The amount of grip provided.
Tread : The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with
the road.
Treadwear Indicators : Narrow
bands, sometimes called wear
bars, that show across the tread
of a tire when only 1.6 mm
(1/16 in) of tread remains. See
When It Is Time for New Tires
0 347.
UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards) : A tire
information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a
tire's traction, temperature, and
treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire
manufacturers using
government testing procedures.
The ratings are molded into the
sidewall of the tire. See Uniform
Tire Quality Grading 0 349.
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated
cargo load. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 226.
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Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
Vehicle Placard : A label
permanently attached to a
vehicle showing the vehicle
capacity weight and the original
equipment tire size and
recommended inflation pressure.
See “Tire and Loading
Information Label” under Vehicle
Load Limits 0 226.
Tire Pressure
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate
effectively.
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Caution
Neither tire underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires
that do not have enough air,
can result in:
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can
result in:
The Tire and Loading
Information label on the vehicle
indicates the original equipment
tires and the correct cold tire
inflation pressures. The
recommended pressure is the
minimum air pressure needed to
support the vehicle's maximum
load carrying capacity. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 226.
How the vehicle is loaded
affects vehicle handling and ride
comfort. Never load the vehicle
with more weight than it was
designed to carry.
When to Check
Check the tires once a month
or more.
.
Unusual wear.
How to Check
.
Poor handling.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check the tire
pressure. Proper tire inflation
cannot be determined by looking
at the tire. Check the tire
inflation pressure when the tires
are cold, meaning the vehicle
has not been driven for at least
three hours or no more than
1.6 km (1 mi).
Remove the valve cap from the
tire valve stem. Press the tire
gauge firmly onto the valve to
get the pressure measurement.
If the cold tire inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tire and
Loading Information label, no
further adjustment is necessary.
If the inflation pressure is low,
add air until the recommended
pressure is reached. If the
inflation pressure in high, press
on the metal stem in the center
of the tire valve to release air.
Re-check the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
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could be damaged and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts
additional strain on tires.
Sustained high-speed driving
causes excessive heat buildup
and can cause sudden tire failure.
This could cause a crash, and
you or others could be killed.
Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle
to be driven at high speeds, make
sure the tires are rated for
high-speed operation, are in
excellent condition, and are set to
the correct cold tire inflation
pressure for the vehicle load.
Vehicles with P225/45R17 90V and
225/40R18 92V size tires require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set
the cold tire inflation pressure to
280 kPa (41 psi).
Vehicles with 225/40RF18 88W and
255/35RF18 90W or 255/35ZR18
(94Y) and 275/35ZR18 (99Y) size
tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold tire inflation
pressure to 300 kPa (44 psi).
Sustained operation at speeds over
160 km/h (100 mph) requires a load
limit of the driver and one
passenger, with no additional cargo.
When loaded above this level, up to
the GVW, do not operate the vehicle
above 160 km/h (100 mph).
Return the tires to the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressure when high-speed driving
has ended. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 226 and Tire Pressure 0 339.
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Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor
the air pressure in your tires and
transmit tire pressure readings to a
receiver located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a
tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more
of your tires is significantly
under-inflated.
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Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the
vehicle's handling and stopping
ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction
indicator to indicate when the
system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as
long as the malfunction exists.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent
the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS is designed to warn the
driver when a low tire pressure
condition exists. TPMS sensors are
mounted onto each tire and wheel
assembly, excluding the spare tire
and wheel assembly. The TPMS
sensors monitor the air pressure in
the tires and transmits the tire
pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 342.
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
When a low tire pressure condition
is detected, the TPMS illuminates
the low tire pressure warning light
on the instrument cluster. If the
warning light comes on, stop as
soon as possible and inflate the
tires to the recommended pressure
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shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 226.
A message to check the pressure in
a specific tire displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). The low
tire pressure warning light and the
DIC warning message come on at
each ignition cycle until the tires are
inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tire
pressure levels can be viewed. For
additional information and details
about the DIC operation and
displays see Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 130.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
could be an early indicator that the
air pressure is getting low and
needs to be inflated to the proper
pressure.
A Tire and Loading Information
label, attached to your vehicle,
shows the size of the original
equipment tires and the correct
inflation pressure for the tires when
they are cold. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 226, for an example of the
Tire and Loading Information label
and its location. Also see Tire
Pressure 0 339.
The TPMS can warn about a low
tire pressure condition but it does
not replace normal tire
maintenance. See Tire Inspection
0 345, Tire Rotation 0 345 and Tires
0 332.
Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
Factory-installed Tire Inflator Kits
use a GM approved liquid tire
sealant. Using non-approved tire
sealants could damage the TPMS
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sensors. See Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit 0 354 for
information regarding the inflator kit
materials and instructions.
TPMS Malfunction Light and
Message
The TPMS will not function properly
if one or more of the TPMS sensors
are missing or inoperable. When the
system detects a malfunction, the
low tire warning light flashes for
about one minute and then stays on
for the remainder of the ignition
cycle. A DIC warning message also
displays. The malfunction light and
DIC warning message come on at
each ignition cycle until the problem
is corrected. Some of the conditions
that can cause these to come
on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a
TPMS sensor. The malfunction
light and DIC message should
go off after the road tire is
replaced and the sensor
matching process is performed
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successfully. See “TPMS Sensor
Matching Process” later in this
section.
.
.
.
The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off after
successfully completing the
sensor matching process. See
"TPMS Sensor Matching
Process" later in this section.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See
your dealer for service.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 348.
.
Operating electronic devices or
being near facilities using radio
wave frequencies similar to the
TPMS could cause the TPMS
sensors to malfunction.
If the TPMS is not functioning
properly it cannot detect or signal a
low tire condition. See your dealer
for service if the TPMS malfunction
light and DIC message comes on
and stays on.
TPMS Sensor Matching
Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tire/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle’s tires or replacing one or
more of the TPMS sensors. The
TPMS sensor matching process
should also be performed after
replacing a spare tire with a road
tire containing the TPMS sensor.
The malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off at the next
ignition cycle. The sensors are
matched to the tire/wheel positions,
using a TPMS relearn tool, in the
following order: driver side front tire,
passenger side front tire, passenger
side rear tire, and driver side rear.
See your dealer for service or to
purchase a relearn tool. A TPMS
relearn tool can also be purchased.
See Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor
Activation Tool at
www.gmtoolsandequipment.com or
call 1-800-GM TOOLS
(1-800-468-6657).
There are two minutes to match the
first tire/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
tire/wheel positions. If it takes
longer, the matching process stops
and must be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching
process is:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Place the vehicle power mode
in ON/RUN/START. See
Ignition Positions 0 230.
3. Make sure the Tire Pressure
info display option is turned on.
The info displays on the DIC
can be turned on and off
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through the Settings menu.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 130.
4. Use the five-way DIC control
on the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 130.
5. Press and hold SEL in the
center of the five-way DIC
control.
The horn sounds twice to
signal the receiver is in relearn
mode and the TIRE
LEARNING ACTIVE message
displays on the DIC screen.
6. Start with the driver side
front tire.
7. Place the relearn tool against
the tire sidewall, near the valve
stem. Then press the button to
activate the TPMS sensor.
A horn chirp confirms that the
sensor identification code has
been matched to this tire and
wheel position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat Step 7.
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Replace the tire if:
.
The indicators at three or
more places around the tire
can be seen.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat Step 7. The
horn sounds two times to
indicate the sensor
identification code has been
matched to the driver side rear
tire, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TIRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
.
There is cord or fabric
showing through the tire's
rubber.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged
deep enough to show cord or
fabric.
.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
11. Shut the ignition off.
.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of
the size or location of the
damage.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat Step 7.
12. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure
level as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information label.
Tire Inspection
Tire Rotation
We recommend that the tires,
including the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected
for signs of wear or damage at
least once a month.
If the vehicle has non-directional
tires, they should be rotated
every 12 000 km/7,500 mi. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 379.
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Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The
first rotation is the most
important.
Anytime unusual wear is
noticed, rotate the tires as soon
as possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time
for New Tires 0 347 and Wheel
Replacement 0 351.
Directional tires should not be
rotated. Each tire and wheel
should be used only in the
position it is in. Directional tires
will have an arrow on the tire
indicating the proper direction of
rotation or will have “left” or
“right” molded on the sidewall.
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tires
on the front and rear and they
are non-directional.
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tires of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
Different tire sizes should not be
rotated front to rear.
If the vehicle has a compact
spare tire, do not include it in the
tire rotation.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and
Loading Information label after
the tires have been rotated. See
Tire Pressure 0 339 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 226.
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Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 342.
grease on the flat wheel
mounting surface or on the
wheel nuts or bolts.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities
and Specifications 0 394.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
{ Warning
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds,
vehicle loading, and road conditions
affect the wear rate of the tires.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any
rust or dirt from places where the
wheel attaches to the vehicle. In
an emergency, a cloth or a paper
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or
tire rotation to prevent corrosion
or rust build-up. Do not get
Treadwear indicators are one way to
tell when it is time for new tires.
Treadwear indicators appear when
the tires have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
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or less of tread remaining. See Tire
Inspection 0 345 and Tire Rotation
0 345.
The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors
including temperatures, loading
conditions, and inflation pressure
maintenance affect how fast aging
takes place. GM recommends that
tires, including the spare if
equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tire manufacture date is the last four
digits of the DOT Tire Identification
Number (TIN) which is molded into
one side of the tire sidewall. The
first two digits represent the week
(01–52) and the last two digits, the
year. For example, the third week of
the year 2010 would have a
four-digit DOT date of 0310.
Vehicle Storage
Tires age when stored normally
mounted on a parked vehicle. Park
a vehicle that will be stored for at
least a month in a cool, dry, clean
area away from direct sunlight to
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slow aging. This area should be free
of grease, gasoline, or other
substances that can deteriorate
rubber.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tires that
may result in vibrations while
driving. When storing a vehicle for
at least a month, remove the tires or
raise the vehicle to reduce the
weight from the tires.
Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched
specific tires for the vehicle. The
original equipment tires installed
were designed to meet General
Motors Tire Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec)
system rating. When
replacement tires are needed,
GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec
system considers over a dozen
critical specifications that impact
the overall performance of the
vehicle, including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire
pressure monitoring
performance. GM's TPC Spec
number is molded onto the tire's
sidewall near the tire size. If the
tires have an all-season tread
design, the TPC Spec number
will be followed by MS for mud
and snow. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 335, for additional
information.
on proper tire rotation. However,
if it is necessary to replace only
one axle set of worn tires, place
the new tires on the rear axle.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tires
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling
performance may be adversely
affected if all the tires are not
replaced at the same time.
If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done,
all four tires should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation 0 345 for information
{ Warning
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H,
V, W, and ZR speed rated tires.
Never exceed the winter tire's
maximum speed capability when
using winter tires with a lower
speed rating.
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting
to mount or dismount a tire
could cause injury or death.
Only your dealer or authorized
tire service center should
mount or dismount the tires.
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{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes
(other than those originally
installed on the vehicle), brands,
or types may cause loss of
control of the vehicle, resulting in
a crash or other vehicle damage.
Use the correct size, brand, and
type of tire on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel
rim flanges to develop cracks
after many miles of driving.
A tire and/or wheel could fail
suddenly and cause a crash.
Use only radial-ply tires with
the wheels on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size,
load range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire
pressure monitoring system
could give an inaccurate
low-pressure warning if non-TPC
Spec rated tires are installed.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 342.
The Tire and Loading
Information label indicates the
original equipment tires on the
vehicle. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 226.
Different Size Tires and
Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that
are a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tires, vehicle
performance, including its braking,
ride and handling characteristics,
stability, and resistance to rollover
may be affected. If the vehicle has
electronic systems such as antilock
brakes, rollover airbags, traction
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control, electronic stability control,
or All-Wheel Drive, the performance
of these systems can also be
affected.
{ Warning
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tires not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This
increases the chance of a crash
and serious injury. Only use GM
specific wheel and tire systems
developed for the vehicle, and
have them properly installed by a
GM certified technician.
See Buying New Tires 0 348 and
Accessories and Modifications
0 291.
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
The following information relates
to the system developed by the
United States National Highway
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Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), which grades tires by
treadwear, traction, and
temperature performance. This
applies only to vehicles sold in
the United States. The grades
are molded on the sidewalls of
most passenger car tires. The
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
(UTQG) system does not apply
to deep tread, winter tires,
compact spare tires, tires with
nominal rim diameters of
10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm),
or to some limited-production
tires.
While the tires available on
General Motors passenger cars
and light trucks may vary with
respect to these grades, they
must also conform to federal
safety requirements and
additional General Motors Tire
Performance Criteria (TPC)
standards.
Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire
sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width. For
example:
norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and
differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
The traction grades, from
highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those grades represent
the tire's ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under
controlled conditions on
specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade
assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified government test
course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and
one-half (1½) times as well on
the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the
Traction
Temperature
The temperature grades are A
(the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire's resistance
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to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when
tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure. The grade
C corresponds to a level of
performance which all
passenger car tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and
A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum
required by law. Warning: The
temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
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Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance
Some aluminum wheels can be
repaired. See your dealer if any of
these conditions exist.
The tires and wheels were aligned
and balanced at the factory to
provide the longest tire life and best
overall performance. Adjustments to
wheel alignment and tire balancing
are not necessary on a regular
basis. Consider an alignment check
if there is unusual tire wear or the
vehicle is significantly pulling to one
side or the other. Some slight pull to
the left or right, depending on the
crown of the road and/or other road
surface variations such as troughs
or ruts, is normal. If the vehicle is
vibrating when driving on a smooth
road, the tires and wheels may need
to be rebalanced. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or
corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming
loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and
wheel nuts should be replaced.
If the wheel leaks air, replace it.
Each new wheel should have the
same load-carrying capacity,
diameter, width, and offset, and
should be mounted the same way
as the one it replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor
System (TPMS) sensors with new
GM original equipment parts.
{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel
nuts can be dangerous. It could
affect the braking and handling of
the vehicle. Tires can lose air,
and cause loss of control, causing
a crash. Always use the correct
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel
nuts for replacement.
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Caution
Warning (Continued)
The wrong wheel can also cause
problems with bearing life, brake
cooling, speedometer or
odometer calibration, headlamp
aim, bumper height, vehicle
ground clearance, and tire
clearance to the body and
chassis.
a crash. Be sure to use the
correct wheel nuts. If you have to
replace them, be sure to get new
GM original equipment
wheel nuts.
{ Warning
Never use oil or grease on studs
or the threads of the wheel nuts.
The wheel nuts might come loose
and the wheel could fall off,
causing a crash.
Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly
tightened wheel nuts can cause
the wheel to become loose and
even come off. This could lead to
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fail suddenly and cause a crash.
When replacing wheels, use a
new GM original equipment
wheel.
Tire Chains
Caution
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper
sequence and to the proper
torque specification.
Used Replacement Wheels
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
Replacing a wheel with a used
one is dangerous. How it has
been used or how far it has been
driven may be unknown. It could
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{ Warning
If the vehicle has 225/40R18,
225/40RF18, 255/35RF18, 225/
35R19, or 255/30R19 size tires,
do not use tire chains. There is
not enough clearance. Tire chains
used on a vehicle without the
proper amount of clearance can
cause damage to the brakes,
suspension, or other vehicle
parts. The area damaged by the
tire chains could cause loss of
control and a crash. Use another
type of traction device only if its
manufacturer recommends it for
the vehicle's tire size combination
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Warning (Continued)
Caution (Continued)
and road conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the
traction device if it contacts the
vehicle. Do not spin the wheels. If
traction devices are used, install
them on the rear tires.
them as tightly as possible with
the ends securely fastened. Drive
slowly and follow the chain
manufacturer's instructions. If the
chains contact the vehicle, stop
and retighten them. If the contact
continues, slow down until it
stops. Driving too fast or spinning
the wheels with chains on will
damage the vehicle.
Caution
If the vehicle is equipped with a
tire size other than 225/40R18,
225/40RF18, 255/35RF18, 225/
35R19, or 255/30R19, use tire
chains only where legal and only
when necessary. Use low profile
chains that add no more than
12 mm thickness to the tire tread
and inner sidewall. Use chains
that are the proper size for the
tires. Install them on the tires of
the rear axle. Don't use chains on
the tires of the front axle. Tighten
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If a Tire Goes Flat
If the vehicle has run-flat tires, there
is no need to stop on the side of the
road to change a flat tire. See
Run-Flat Tires 0 333.
{ Warning
Special tools and procedures are
required to service a run-flat tire.
If these special tools and
procedures are not used, injury or
vehicle damage may occur.
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Warning (Continued)
Always be sure the proper tools
and procedures, as described in
the service manual, are used.
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires
are maintained properly. See Tires
0 332. If air goes out of a tire, it is
much more likely to leak out slowly.
But if there is ever a blowout, here
are a few tips about what to expect
and what to do:
If a front tire fails, the flat tire
creates a drag that pulls the vehicle
toward that side. Take your foot off
the accelerator pedal and grip the
steering wheel firmly. Steer to
maintain lane position, and then
gently brake to a stop, well off the
road, if possible.
A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and
may require the same correction as
used in a skid. Stop pressing the
accelerator pedal and steer to
straighten the vehicle. It may be
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very bumpy and noisy. Gently brake
to a stop, well off the road,
if possible.
{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the
appropriate safety equipment and
training. If a jack is provided with
the vehicle, it is designed only for
changing a flat tire. If it is used for
anything else, you or others could
be badly injured or killed if the
vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack
is provided with the vehicle, only
use it for changing a flat tire.
If this vehicle does not have run-flat
tires and a tire goes flat, avoid
further tire and wheel damage by
driving slowly to a level place, well
off the road, if possible.
1. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 164.
2. Set the parking brake firmly.
3. Put an automatic transmission
in P (Park) or a manual
transmission in 1 (First) or
R (Reverse).
4. Turn off the ignition.
5. Inspect the flat tire.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash.
Never attempt to re-inflate a tire
that has been driven on while
severely underinflated or flat.
Have your dealer or an authorized
tire service center repair or
replace the flat tire as soon as
possible.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant kit
and the tire has been separated
from the wheel, has damaged
sidewalls, or has a puncture larger
than 6 mm (0.25 in), the tire is too
severely damaged for the tire
sealant and compressor kit to be
effective. If the tire has a puncture
less than 6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread
area of the tire, see Tire Sealant
and Compressor Kit 0 354.
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit
{ Warning
Idling a vehicle in an enclosed
area with poor ventilation is
dangerous. Engine exhaust may
enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide (CO)
which cannot be seen or smelled.
It can cause unconsciousness
and even death. Never run the
engine in an enclosed area that
has no fresh air ventilation. For
more information, see Engine
Exhaust 0 238.
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{ Warning
Overinflating a tire could cause
the tire to rupture and you or
others could be injured. Be sure
to read and follow the tire sealant
and compressor kit instructions
and inflate the tire to its
recommended pressure. Do not
exceed the recommended
pressure.
{
Warning
Storing the tire sealant and
compressor kit or other
equipment in the passenger
compartment of the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or
collision, loose equipment could
strike someone. Store the tire
sealant and compressor kit in its
original location.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant and
compressor kit, there may not be a
spare tire or tire changing
equipment, and on some vehicles
there may not be a place to store
a tire.
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The kit includes:
The tire sealant and compressor
can be used to temporarily seal
punctures up to 6 mm (0.25 in) in
the tread area of the tire. It can also
be used to inflate an
underinflated tire.
If the tire has been separated from
the wheel, has damaged sidewalls,
or has a large puncture, the tire is
too severely damaged for the tire
sealant and compressor kit to be
effective. See Roadside Service
0 401.
Read and follow all of the tire
sealant and compressor kit
instructions.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Pressure Gauge
Pressure Deflation Button
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit to Temporarily
Seal and Inflate a
Punctured Tire
Follow the directions closely for
correct sealant usage.
Tire Sealant
Read and follow the safe handling
instructions on the label adhered to
the sealant canister.
Check the tire sealant expiration
date on the sealant canister. The
sealant canister should be replaced
before its expiration date.
Replacement sealant canisters are
available at your local dealer. See
“Removal and Installation of the
Sealant Canister” following.
There is only enough sealant to seal
one tire. After usage, the sealant
canister and sealant/air hose
assembly must be replaced. See
“Removal and Installation of the
Sealant Canister” following.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Pressure Deflation Button
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
When using the tire sealant and
compressor kit during cold
temperatures, warm the kit in a
heated environment for five minutes.
This will help to inflate the tire
faster.
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard
Warning Flashers 0 164.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 353 for
other important safety warnings.
Do not remove any objects that
have penetrated the tire.
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
0 361.
2. Unwrap the sealant/air hose (6)
and the power plug (8).
3. Place the kit on the ground.
Make sure the tire valve stem
is positioned close to the
ground so the hose will
reach it.
4. Remove the valve stem cap
from the flat tire by turning it
counterclockwise.
5. Attach the sealant/air hose (6)
onto the tire valve stem. Turn it
clockwise until it is tight.
6. Plug the power plug (8) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a
cigarette lighter, use the
cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using
the air compressor.
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8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) counterclockwise to
the Sealant + Air position.
9. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit on.
The compressor will inject
sealant and air into the tire.
The pressure gauge (3) will
initially show a high pressure
while the compressor pushes
the sealant into the tire. Once
the sealant is completely
dispersed into the tire, the
pressure will quickly drop and
start to rise again as the tire
inflates with air only.
10. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation
pressure using the pressure
gauge (3). The recommended
inflation pressure can be found
on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 339.
The pressure gauge (3) may
read higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor
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is on. Turn the compressor off
to get an accurate pressure
reading. The compressor may
be turned on/off until the
correct pressure is reached.
Caution
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven
farther. The tire is too severely
damaged and the tire sealant and
compressor kit cannot inflate the
tire. Remove the power plug from
the accessory power outlet and
unscrew the inflating hose from
the tire valve. See Roadside
Service 0 401.
therefore, Steps 12–18 must be
done immediately after
Step 11.
Be careful while handling the
tire sealant and compressor kit
as it could be warm after
usage.
12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in
the vehicle.
13. Turn the sealant/air hose (6)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire valve stem.
14. Replace the tire valve
stem cap.
15. Replace the sealant/air hose
(6), and the power plug (8)
back in their original location.
11. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
The tire is not sealed and will
continue to leak air until the
vehicle is driven and the
sealant is distributed in the tire,
16. If the flat tire was able to inflate
to the recommended inflation
pressure, remove the
maximum speed label from the
sealant canister (5) and place it
in a highly visible location. Do
not exceed the speed on this
label until the damaged tire is
repaired or replaced.
17. Return the equipment to its
original storage location in the
vehicle.
18. Immediately drive the vehicle
8 km (5 mi) to distribute the
sealant in the tire.
19. Stop at a safe location and
check the tire pressure. Refer
to Steps 1–11 under “Using the
Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit without Sealant to Inflate a
Tire (Not Punctured).”
If the tire pressure has fallen
more than 68 kPa (10 psi)
below the recommended
inflation pressure, stop driving
the vehicle. The tire is too
severely damaged and the tire
sealant cannot seal the tire.
See Roadside Service 0 401.
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If the tire pressure has not
dropped more than 68 kPa
(10 psi) from the recommended
inflation pressure, inflate the
tire to the recommended
inflation pressure.
20. Wipe off any sealant from the
wheel, tire, and vehicle.
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Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit without
Sealant to Inflate a Tire (Not
Punctured)
To use the air compressor to inflate
a tire with air only and not sealant:
21. Dispose of the used sealant
canister (5) and sealant/air
hose (6) assembly at a local
dealer or in accordance with
local state codes and practices.
22. Replace with a new canister
assembly available from your
dealer.
23. After temporarily sealing the
tire using the tire sealant and
compressor kit, take the
vehicle to an authorized dealer
within 161 km (100 mi) of
driving to have the tire repaired
or replaced.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Pressure Deflation Button
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard
Warning Flashers 0 164.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 353 for
other important safety warnings.
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
0 361.
2. Unwrap the air only hose (7)
and the power plug (8).
3. Place the kit on the ground.
Make sure the tire valve stem
is positioned close to the
ground so the hose will
reach it.
4. Remove the tire valve stem
cap from the flat tire by turning
it counterclockwise.
5. Attach the air only hose (7)
onto the tire valve stem by
turning it clockwise until it is
tight.
6. Plug the power plug (8) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a
cigarette lighter, use the
cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using
the air compressor.
8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) clockwise to the Air
Only position.
9. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the compressor on.
The compressor will inflate the
tire with air only.
10. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation
pressure using the pressure
gauge (3). The recommended
inflation pressure can be found
on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 339.
The pressure gauge (3) may
read higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor
is on. Turn the compressor off
to get an accurate reading. The
compressor may be turned on/
off until the correct pressure is
reached.
If you inflate the tire higher
than the recommended
pressure you can adjust the
excess pressure by pressing
the pressure deflation
button (4) until the proper
pressure reading is reached.
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4. Replace with a new canister
which is available from your
dealer.
This option is only functional
when using the air only
hose (7).
5. Push the new canister into
place.
11. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
Storing the Tire Sealant
and Compressor Kit
Be careful while handling the
tire sealant and compressor kit
as it could be warm after
usage.
12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in
the vehicle.
13. Disconnect the air only hose
(7) from the tire valve stem, by
turning it counterclockwise, and
replace the tire valve stem cap.
14. Replace the air only hose (7)
and the power plug (8) and
cord back in its original
location.
15. Place the equipment in the
original storage location in the
vehicle.
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To access the tire sealant and
compressor kit:
The tire sealant and compressor kit
has an accessory adapter located in
a compartment on the bottom of its
housing that may be used to inflate
air mattresses, balls, etc.
1. Open the trunk. See Trunk
0 42.
2. Lift the cover.
Removal and Installation of the
Sealant Canister
To remove the sealant canister:
1. Unwrap the sealant hose.
2. Press the canister release
button (9).
3. Pull up and remove the
canister.
3. Remove the strap.
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4. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit.
To store the tire sealant and
compressor kit, reverse the steps.
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 316.
For the LF4 only, there is an
optional low mass battery that can
be used for Track events. If the
vehicle has the low mass battery
installed and the battery has a low
State of Charge (SOC), the vehicle
can be jump started the say way as
if the regular battery was in the
vehicle using the following
procedure. For more information on
the low mass battery, see Battery North America 0 316 and Track
Events and Competitive Driving
0 218.
If the battery has run down, try to
use another vehicle and some
jumper cables to start your vehicle.
Be sure to use the following steps to
do it safely.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING. See California
Proposition 65 Warning 0 291.
{ Warning
Batteries can hurt you. They can
be dangerous because:
. They contain acid that can
burn you.
. They contain gas that can
explode or ignite.
. They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
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The positive jump start connection
for the discharged battery is under a
red cover. Remove the cover to
expose the terminal.
Warning (Continued)
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these
things can hurt you.
1. Check the other vehicle.
It must have a 12-volt battery
with a negative ground system.
Caution
Ignoring these steps could result
in costly damage to the vehicle
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Trying to start
the vehicle by pushing or pulling it
will not work, and it could damage
the vehicle.
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Caution
1. Good Battery Positive Post
2. Good Battery Negative Post
3. Discharged Battery
Positive Post
4. Discharged Battery
Negative Grounding Point
The jump start positive post (1) and
negative post (2) are on the battery
of the vehicle providing the jump
start.
The jump start positive post (3) and
the negative grounding point (4) for
the discharged battery are on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
If the other vehicle does not have
a 12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. Position the two vehicles so
that they are not touching.
3. Set the parking brake firmly
and put the shift lever in
P (Park) with an automatic
transmission, or Neutral with a
manual transmission. See
Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) 0 235 with an
automatic transmission,
or Parking 0 237 with a manual
transmission.
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Caution
{ Warning
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump
starting procedure, they could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Whenever possible, turn
off or unplug all accessories on
either vehicle when jump starting.
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode.
People have been hurt doing this,
and some have been blinded.
Use a flashlight if you need more
light.
4. Set the ignition to OFF. Turn off
all lights and accessories in
both vehicles, except the
hazard warning flashers if
needed.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running
and can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
Battery fluid contains acid that
can burn you. Do not get it on
you. If you accidentally get it in
your eyes or on your skin, flush
the place with water and get
medical help immediately.
{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine
parts can injure you badly. Keep
your hands away from moving
parts once the engine is running.
5. Connect one end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
6. Connect the other end of the
red positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7. Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the
good battery.
8. Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) grounding point for
the discharged battery.
9. Start the engine in the vehicle
with the good battery and run
the engine at idle speed for at
least four minutes.
10. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it
probably needs service.
Caution
If the jumper cables are
connected or removed in the
wrong order, electrical shorting
may occur and damage the
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Caution (Continued)
vehicle. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always connect and remove the
jumper cables in the correct order,
making sure that the cables do
not touch each other or other
metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle
and removing the jumper cables,
allow it to idle for several minutes.
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Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to
suspension components. Use the
proper straps around the tires to
secure the vehicle.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier. A wheel lift tow truck
could damage the vehicle.
Due to low ramp angles on the
V-Series only, use care when
loading the vehicle onto a flatbed
carrier. Front spring spacers were
provided for lifting the front
suspension if more clearance is
necessary when towing.
Consult your dealer or a
professional towing service if the
disabled vehicle must be towed.
Use the tow eye for towing a
disabled vehicle or loading it onto a
flatbed car carrier. The tow eye
should not be used to recover a
vehicle from an off road situation.
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Caution
Improper use of the tow eye can
cause vehicle damage. Use
caution and low speeds to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
Carefully open the cover in the
fascia by using the small notch that
conceals the tow eye socket.
Install the tow eye into the socket by
turning it clockwise until it stops.
When the tow eye is removed,
reinstall the cover with the notch in
the original position.
Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle, such as behind a
motorhome. The two most common
types of recreational vehicle towing
are known as dinghy towing and
dolly towing. Dinghy towing is
towing the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground. Dolly towing
is towing the vehicle with two
wheels on the ground and two
wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of
the towing vehicle? Be sure to
read the tow vehicle
manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
. Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your
dealer or trailering professional
for additional advice and
equipment recommendations.
. Is the vehicle ready to be
towed? Just as preparing the
vehicle for a long trip, make sure
the vehicle is prepared to be
towed.
Caution
Use of a shield mounted in front
of the vehicle grille could restrict
airflow and cause damage to the
transmission. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. If using a shield, only
use one that attaches to the
towing vehicle.
Dinghy Towing
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vehicle must be towed, a trailer
should be used. See “Dolly Towing”
following.
Dolly Towing
(Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicles)
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3. Firmly set the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Electric)
0 246 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 248.
4. Put the vehicle in P (Park).
5. Securely attach the vehicle
being towed to the dolly.
6. Clamp the steering wheel in a
straight-ahead position with a
clamping device designed for
towing.
7. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
Caution
If the vehicle is towed with all four
wheels on the ground, the
drivetrain components could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not tow the vehicle
with all four wheels on the
ground.
The vehicle was not designed to be
towed with all four wheels on the
ground. If a rear-wheel-drive vehicle
must be towed, a dolly or a trailer
should be used. If an all-wheel-drive
Dolly Towing (All-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles)
To dolly tow a rear-wheel-drive
vehicle from the rear:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer's instructions.
2. Put the rear wheels on the
dolly.
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Appearance Care
Exterior Care
Locks
Locks are lubricated at the factory.
Use a de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, and have the
locks greased after using. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389.
Caution
Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle
with all four wheels on the
ground, or even with only two of
its wheels on the ground, will
damage drivetrain components.
Do not tow an all-wheel-drive
vehicle with any of its wheels on
the ground.
All-wheel-drive vehicles can only be
towed with all four wheels on a
trailer.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish,
wash it often and out of direct
sunlight.
Caution
Do not use petroleum-based,
acidic, or abrasive cleaning
agents as they can damage the
vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic
parts. If damage occurs, it would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Approved cleaning
products can be obtained from
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your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and
appropriate disposal of any
vehicle care product.
Caution
Avoid using high-pressure
washes closer than 30 cm (12 in)
to the surface of the vehicle. Use
of power washers exceeding
8,274 kPa (1,200 psi) can result
in damage or removal of paint
and decals.
The e symbol is on any
underhood compartment electrical
center that should not be power
washed. This could cause damage
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
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If using an automatic car wash,
follow the car wash instructions. The
windshield wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may
be damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
Rinse the vehicle well, before
washing and after, to remove all
cleaning agents completely. If they
are allowed to dry on the surface,
they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces
are damaged, see your dealer to
have the damage assessed and
repaired. Foreign materials such as
calcium chloride and other salts, ice
melting agents, road oil and tar, tree
sap, bird droppings, chemicals from
industrial chimneys, etc., can
damage the vehicle's finish if they
remain on painted surfaces. Wash
the vehicle as soon as possible.
If necessary, use non-abrasive
cleaners that are marked safe for
painted surfaces to remove foreign
matter.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See
your dealer for approved cleaning
products.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber,
decals, simulated wood, or flat paint
as damage can occur.
Caution
Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish
may damage it. Use only
non-abrasive waxes and polishes
that are made for a basecoat/
clearcoat paint finish on the
vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or
covered whenever possible.
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Carbon Fiber Care
Carbon fiber parts can be washed
and waxed like any other parts. Use
a clear or black pigmented wax. See
Carbon Fiber 0 230.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result
in a hazy white finish or pitting.
This damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome or
stainless steel. To prevent damage
always follow these cleaning
instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to
the touch before applying any
cleaning solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome
or stainless steel. Some
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cleaners are highly acidic or
contain alkaline substances and
can damage the moldings.
.
Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
.
Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
.
.
Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels,
or other harsh cleaners.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive
heat generated.
.
Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/
Lenses, Emblems, Decals, and
Stripes
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap
to clean exterior lamps, lenses,
emblems, decals, and stripes.
Follow instructions under "Washing
the Vehicle" previously in this
section.
Lamp covers are made of plastic,
and some have a UV protective
coating. Do not clean or wipe them
when dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly
can cause damage to the lamp
cover that would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Caution
Using wax on low gloss black
finish stripes can increase the
gloss level and create a
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Caution (Continued)
non-uniform finish. Clean low
gloss stripes with soap and
water only.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the hood and windshield,
when washing the vehicle.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the
blades. Bugs, road grime, sap, and
a buildup of vehicle wash/wax
treatments may cause wiper
streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are
worn or damaged. Damage can be
caused by extreme dusty
conditions, sand, salt, heat, sun,
snow, and ice.
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Weatherstrips
Apply Dielectric silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips at
least once a year. Hot, dry climates
may require more frequent
application. Black marks from
rubber material on painted surfaces
can be removed by rubbing with a
clean cloth. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 389.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Caution
Using petroleum-based tire
dressing products on the vehicle
may damage the paint finish and/
or tires. When applying a tire
dressing, always wipe off any
overspray from all painted
surfaces on the vehicle.
Wheels and Trim — Aluminum
or Chrome
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild
soap and water to clean the wheels.
After rinsing thoroughly with clean
water, dry with a soft, clean towel.
A wax may then be applied.
Caution
Chrome wheels and other chrome
trim may be damaged if the
vehicle is not washed after driving
on roads that have been sprayed
with magnesium, calcium,
or sodium chloride. These
chlorides are used on roads for
conditions such as ice and dust.
Always wash the chrome with
soap and water after exposure.
Caution
To avoid surface damage, do not
use strong soaps, chemicals,
abrasive polishes, cleaners,
brushes, or cleaners that contain
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acid on aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels. Use only
approved cleaners. Also, never
drive a vehicle with aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels through an
automatic car wash that uses
silicone carbide tire cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur
and the repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and
hoses for proper hook-up, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect
disc brake pads for wear and rotors
for surface condition. Inspect drum
brake linings/shoes for wear or
cracks. Inspect other brake parts,
including drums, wheel cylinders,
calipers, parking brake, master
cylinder, brake fluid reservoir,
vacuum pipes, electric vacuum
pump including bracket and vent
hose, if equipped.
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Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
underbody. Take care to thoroughly
clean any areas where mud and
other debris can collect.
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Inspect power steering for proper
hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks,
chafing, etc.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and
should be replaced
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
Sheet Metal Damage
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear at
least once a year.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders,
hood hinges, liftgate hinges, and the
steel fuel door hinge, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips
with a clean cloth will make them
last longer, seal better, and not stick
or squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any
corrosive materials from the
If the vehicle is damaged and
requires sheet metal repair or
replacement, make sure the body
repair shop applies anti-corrosion
material to parts repaired or
replaced to restore corrosion
protection.
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
Finish Damage
Quickly repair minor chips and
scratches with touch-up materials
available from your dealer to avoid
Airborne pollutants can fall upon
and attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care”
previously in this section.
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s
interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild
soap solution, immediately remove
hand lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
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Use cleaners specifically designed
for the surfaces being cleaned to
prevent permanent damage. Apply
all cleaners directly to the cleaning
cloth. Do not spray cleaners on any
switches or controls. Remove
cleaners quickly.
Before using cleaners, read and
follow all safety instructions on the
label. While cleaning the interior,
open the doors and windows to get
proper ventilation.
To prevent damage, do not clean
the interior using the following
cleaners or techniques:
. Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove soil from
any interior surface.
. Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
. Never rub any surface
aggressively or with too much
pressure.
. Do not use laundry detergents or
dishwashing soaps with
degreasers. For liquid cleaners,
use approximately 20 drops per
3.8 L (1 gal) of water.
A concentrated soap solution will
create streaks and attract dirt.
Do not use solutions that contain
strong or caustic soap.
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
If necessary, use a commercial
glass cleaner after cleaning with
plain water.
Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months
of ownership will reduce tendency
to fog.
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Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not
be damaged. Clean spots with water
and mild soap.
Coated Moldings
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
. When lightly soiled, wipe with a
sponge or soft, lint-free cloth
dampened with water.
. When heavily soiled, use warm
soapy water.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface
using a soft brush attachment. If a
rotating vacuum brush attachment is
being used, only use it on the floor
carpet. Before cleaning, gently
remove as much of the soil as
possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much
as possible prior to vacuuming.
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To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is
recommended to prevent lint
transfer to the fabric or carpet.
using a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. If ring
formation occurs, clean the entire
fabric or carpet.
After cleaning, use a paper towel to
blot excess moisture.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth
to a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
Use a microfiber cloth on high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays. First,
use a soft bristle brush to remove
dirt that can scratch the surface.
Then gently clean by rubbing with a
microfiber cloth. Never use window
cleaners or solvents. Periodically
hand wash the microfiber cloth
separately, using mild soap. Do not
use bleach or fabric softener. Rinse
thoroughly and air dry before
next use.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any color transfer from
the soil to the cleaning cloth.
5. If the soil is not completely
removed, use a mild soap
solution followed only by plain
water.
If the soil is not completely
removed, it may be necessary to
use a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. Test a small
hidden area for colorfastness before
Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This
may cause damage and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Instrument Panel, Leather,
Vinyl, Other Plastic Surfaces,
Low Gloss Paint Surfaces, and
Natural Open Pore Wood
Surfaces
Use a soft microfiber cloth
dampened with water to remove
dust and loose dirt. For a more
thorough cleaning, use a soft
microfiber cloth dampened with a
mild soap solution.
Caution
Soaking or saturating leather,
especially perforated leather, as
well as other interior surfaces,
may cause permanent damage.
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Caution (Continued)
Wipe excess moisture from these
surfaces after cleaning and allow
them to dry naturally. Never use
heat, steam, or spot removers. Do
not use cleaners that contain
silicone or wax-based products.
Cleaners containing these
solvents can permanently change
the appearance and feel of
leather or soft trim, and are not
recommended.
the vehicle, blot immediately and
clean with a soft cloth dampened
with a mild soap solution.
Damage caused by air fresheners
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield
under certain conditions.
Caution
Use of air fresheners may cause
permanent damage to plastics
and painted surfaces. If an air
freshener comes in contact with
any plastic or painted surface in
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Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine
bleach. Rinse with cold water, and
then dry completely.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
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{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or
is not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration
and/or increased stopping
distance which can cause a crash
and injury. Make sure the floor
mat does not interfere with the
pedals.
Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage.
. The original equipment floor
mats were designed for your
vehicle. If the floor mats need
replacing, it is recommended
that GM certified floor mats be
purchased. Non-GM floor mats
may not fit properly and may
interfere with the pedals. Always
check that the floor mats do not
interfere with the pedals.
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.
Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
.
Use the floor mat with the
correct side up. Do not turn
it over.
.
Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
.
Use only a single floor mat on
the driver side.
.
Do not place one floor mat on
top of another.
The floor mats are held in place by
button-type retainers.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1. Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2. Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place.
Verify the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
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Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 377
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 379
Special Application Services
Special Application
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 392
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General Information
Your vehicle is an important
investment. This section describes
the required maintenance for the
vehicle. Follow this schedule to help
protect against major repair
expenses resulting from neglect or
inadequate maintenance. It may
also help to maintain the value of
the vehicle if it is sold. It is the
responsibility of the owner to have
all required maintenance performed.
Your dealer has trained technicians
who can perform required
maintenance using genuine
replacement parts. They have
up-to-date tools and equipment for
fast and accurate diagnostics. Many
dealers have extended evening and
Saturday hours, courtesy
transportation, and online
scheduling to assist with service
needs.
Your dealer recognizes the
importance of providing
competitively priced maintenance
and repair services. With trained
technicians, the dealer is the place
for routine maintenance such as oil
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changes and tire rotations and
additional maintenance items like
tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper
blades.
Caution
Damage caused by improper
maintenance can lead to costly
repairs and may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Maintenance intervals, checks,
inspections, recommended fluids,
and lubricants are important to
keep the vehicle in good working
condition.
The Tire Rotation and Required
Services are the responsibility of the
vehicle owner. It is recommended to
have your dealer perform these
services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to
keep the vehicle in good working
condition, improves fuel economy,
and reduces vehicle emissions.
Because of the way people use
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.
There may need to be more
frequent checks and services. The
Additional Required Services Normal are for vehicles that:
. Carry passengers and cargo
within recommended limits on
the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 226.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving
limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 279.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services Severe are for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
. Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
. Frequently towing a trailer.
.
Used for high speed or
competitive driving.
.
Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Severe chart.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause
serious injury. Perform
maintenance work only if the
required information, proper tools,
and equipment are available.
If they are not, see your dealer to
have a trained technician do the
work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 292.
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Cadillac Premium
Care Maintenance
Your vehicle comes with the
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance. It is a maintenance
program that covers select
maintenance services during the
first 4 years or 80 000 km
(50,000 mi), whichever comes first.
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance covers routine
maintenance services, when
scheduled in accordance with the
owner manual, including:
. Oil changes based on the
vehicle's oil life monitor system.
. Tire rotation every 12 000 km
(7,500 mi).
.
Engine air cleaner filter
replacement.
.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement.
.
Multi‐point vehicle inspection
(MPVI) performed by a qualified
technician.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance
services be performed by a Cadillac
authorized service dealer.
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Maintenance
Schedule
Owner Checks and Services
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 301.
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation
pressures. See Tire Pressure
0 339.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See
Tire Inspection 0 345.
. Check the windshield washer
fluid level. See Washer Fluid
0 313.
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the
engine oil life system may not
indicate the need for vehicle service
for up to a year. The engine oil and
filter must be changed at least once
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a year and the oil life system must
be reset. Your trained dealer
technician can perform this work.
If the engine oil life system is reset
accidentally, service the vehicle
within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the
last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 303.
.
Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 313.
.
Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 368. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See
Wiper Blade Replacement
0 319.
Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
7,500 mi
.
Check tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 339.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 345.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
0 306.
.
Inspect brake system. See
Exterior Care 0 368.
.
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of
wear. See Exterior Care 0 368.
Rotate the tires, if recommended for
the vehicle, and perform the
following services. See Tire
Rotation 0 345.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed,
change engine oil and filter, and
reset oil life system. See Engine
Oil 0 301 and Engine Oil Life
System 0 303.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 309.
.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 70.
.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
.
Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for
loose or damaged parts.
.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 368.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 318.
.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function Check
0 318.
.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check
0 319.
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.
Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
.
Visually inspect gas strut for
signs of wear, cracks, or other
damage. Check the hold open
ability of the strut. See your
dealer if service is required.
.
Check tire sealant expiration
date, if equipped. See Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
0 354.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 52.
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6 0 0 0 0 k m/3 7 ,5 0 0 mi
7 2 0 0 0 k m/4 5 ,0 0 0 mi
8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
9 6 0 0 0 k m/6 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 3 2 0 0 0 k m/8 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 4 4 0 0 0 k m/9 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 5 6 0 0 0 k m/9 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 6 8 0 0 0 k m/1 0 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 8 0 0 0 0 k m/11 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 9 2 0 0 0 k m/1 2 0 ,0 0 0 mi
2 0 4 0 0 0 k m/1 2 7 ,5 0 0 mi
2 1 6 0 0 0 k m/1 3 5 ,0 0 0 mi
2 2 8 0 0 0 k m/1 4 2 ,5 0 0 mi
2 4 0 0 0 0 k m/1 5 0 ,0 0 0 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services.
Check engine oil level and oil life percentage.
Change engine oil and filter, if needed.
3 6 0 0 0 k m/2 2 ,5 0 0 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required
Services - Normal
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Service and Maintenance
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services - Normal
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
passenger compartment air filter
replacement may be needed if
driving in areas with heavy traffic,
poor air quality, high dust levels,
or environmental allergens.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement may also be needed if
there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer
can help determine when to replace
the filter.
(2) Check all fuel and vapor lines
and hoses for proper hook-up,
routing, and condition.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(4) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 309.
(5) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
(6) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 315.
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6 0 0 0 0 k m/3 7 ,5 0 0 mi
7 2 0 0 0 k m/4 5 ,0 0 0 mi
8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
9 6 0 0 0 k m/6 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 3 2 0 0 0 k m/8 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 4 4 0 0 0 k m/9 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 5 6 0 0 0 k m/9 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 6 8 0 0 0 k m/1 0 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 8 0 0 0 0 k m/11 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 9 2 0 0 0 k m/1 2 0 ,0 0 0 mi
2 0 4 0 0 0 k m/1 2 7 ,5 0 0 mi
2 1 6 0 0 0 k m/1 3 5 ,0 0 0 mi
2 2 8 0 0 0 k m/1 4 2 ,5 0 0 mi
2 4 0 0 0 0 k m/1 5 0 ,0 0 0 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services.
Check engine oil level and oil life percentage.
Change engine oil and filter, if needed.
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Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required
Services - Severe
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Service and Maintenance
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services - Severe
Contaminated fluid will decrease the
life of the transfer case and/or axles
and should be replaced.
Special Application
Services
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
passenger compartment air filter
replacement may be needed if
driving in areas with heavy traffic,
poor air quality, high dust levels,
or environmental allergens.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement may also be needed if
there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer
can help determine when to replace
the filter.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 307 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 309.
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Severe Commercial Use
Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis
components every 5 000 km/
3,000 mi.
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
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Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior Care
0 368.
(2) Check all fuel and vapor lines
and hoses for proper hook-up,
routing, and condition.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the transfer case fluid.
(7) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 315.
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Service and Maintenance
Additional
Maintenance and Care
.
To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
Your vehicle is an important
investment and caring for it properly
may help to avoid future costly
repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional
maintenance services may be
required.
.
Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
It is recommended that your dealer
perform these services — their
trained dealer technicians know
your vehicle best. Your dealer can
also perform a thorough
assessment with a multi-point
inspection to recommend when your
vehicle may need attention.
The following list is intended to
explain the services and conditions
to look for that may indicate
services are required.
Battery
The 12-volt battery supplies power
to start the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
Belts
. Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of
cracking or splitting.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the belts and
recommend adjustment or
replacement when necessary.
Brakes
Brakes stop the vehicle and are
crucial to safe driving.
. Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
.
Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the brakes and
recommend quality parts
engineered for the vehicle.
Fluids
Proper fluid levels and approved
fluids protect the vehicle’s systems
and components. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield
washer fluid levels should be
checked at every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be
filled.
Hoses
Hoses transport fluids and should
be regularly inspected to ensure
that there are no cracks or leaks.
With a multi-point inspection, your
dealer can inspect the hoses and
advise if replacement is needed.
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Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
. Signs that the headlamps need
attention include dimming, failure
to light, cracking, or damage.
The brake lamps need to be
checked periodically to ensure
that they light when braking.
. With a multi-point inspection,
your dealer can check the lamps
and note any concerns.
Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include
steering wheel vibration, bounce/
sway while braking, longer
stopping distance, or uneven
tire wear.
. As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect
the shocks and struts for signs
of leaking, blown seals,
or damage, and can advise
when service is needed.
Tires
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money and fuel,
and can reduce the risk of tire
failure.
. Signs that the tires need to be
replaced include three or more
visible treadwear indicators; cord
or fabric showing through the
rubber; cracks or cuts in the
tread or sidewall; or a bulge or
split in the tire.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect and recommend the right
tires. Your dealer can also
provide tire/wheel balancing
services to ensure smooth
vehicle operation at all speeds.
Your dealer sells and services
name brand tires.
Vehicle Care
To help keep the vehicle looking like
new, vehicle care products are
available from your dealer. For
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information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and
exterior, see Interior Care 0 372 and
Exterior Care 0 368.
Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver
optimal wear and performance.
. Signs that the alignment may
need to be adjusted include
pulling, improper vehicle
handling, or unusual tire wear.
. Your dealer has the required
equipment to ensure proper
wheel alignment.
Windshield
For safety, appearance, and the
best viewing, keep the windshield
clean and clear.
. Signs of damage include
scratches, cracks, and chips.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement
if needed.
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Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned
and kept in good condition to
provide a clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and
replace them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Engine Oil
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity
grade. AC Delco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine Oil
0 301.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® Coolant.
See Engine Coolant 0 309.
Hydraulic Brake/Clutch System
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in
Canada 19299819).
Windshield Washer
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Automatic Transmission
DEXRON®-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19300536, in
Canada 19300537).
Manual Transmission (Except ATS-V) DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Manual Transmission (ATS-V)
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Rear Axle (Non-Limited Slip
Differential)
Rear Axle (Limited Slip Differential)
Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 88861800, in Canada 88861801).
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 88861950, in Canada 88861951).
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090).
DEXRON LS Gear 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88862624, in
Canada 88862625).
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Usage
Electronic Limited Slip Differential
(eLSD) Clutch System Lubricant
(V-Series Only)
Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel
Drive)
Chassis Lubrication
Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary
Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and
Release Pawl
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door
Hinges
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Fluid/Lubricant
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090).
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or
lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in
Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2,
Category LB or GC-LB.
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
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Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
20857930
A3178C
2.0L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
2.5L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
19330000
PF63E
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Engine Oil Filter
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
19330000
PF63E
13356916
CF185
2.0L L4 Engine
12647827
41-125
2.5L L4 Engine
12627160
41-115
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
12646780
41-130
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
12662396
41-147
Driver Side – 55 cm (21.7 in)
22905714
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Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.7 in)
25882578
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Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Wiper Blades
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Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the
type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Maintenance Stamp
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Vehicle Data
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . 397
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on
the left side of the vehicle. It can be
seen through the windshield from
outside. The VIN also appears on
the Vehicle Certification and Service
Parts labels and certificates of title
and registration.
Engine Identification
The eighth character in the VIN is
the engine code. This code
identifies the vehicle's engine,
specifications, and replacement
parts. See “Engine Specifications”
under Capacities and Specifications
0 394 for the vehicle's engine code.
393
Service Parts
Identification Label
This label, on the load floor under
the spare tire cover in the trunk, has
the following information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
. Model designation.
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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Technical Data
Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 389 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
hood. See your dealer for more information.
Cooling System – Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
7.6 L
8.0 qt
2.5L L4 Engine
6.6 L
7.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine
10.2 L
10.8 qt
2.0L L4 Engine RWD
4.7 L
5.0 qt
2.0L L4 Engine AWD
5.7 L
6.0 qt
2.5L L4 Engine
4.7 L
5.0 qt
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L V6 Engine RWD
5.7 L
6.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine AWD
6.15 L
6.5 qt
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
6.6 L
7.0 qt
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Application
Capacities
Metric
English
Fuel Tank
62.5 L
16.5 gal
Transfer Case – AWD
0.8 L
0.8 qt
Rear Axle (with non-limited slip)
0.85 L
0.9 qt
Rear Axle (with limited slip)
1.0 L
1.1 qt
Rear Axle (with electronic limited slip) (V-Series only)
1.20 L
1.27 qt
Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) Clutch System
Lubricant (V-Series only)
0.141 L
0.149 qt
Wheel Nut Torque – ATS (Silver Tint Nut)
140 Y
100 lb ft
Wheel Nut Torque – ATS-V (Blue Tint Nut)
150 Y
110 lb ft
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this
manual. Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Technical Data
Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
X
Automatic
Manual
0.9 mm (0.035 in)
2.5L L4 Engine
A
Automatic
1.1 mm (0.043 in)
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
S
Automatic
0.80–0.90 mm (0.031–
0.035 in)
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo
Engine (LF4)
Y
Automatic
Manual
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–
0.035 in)
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Engine Drive Belt Routing
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
2.0L and 2.5L L4 Engines
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
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Customer Information
Customer
Information
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Customer Assistance
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 400
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . 401
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . 405
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Radio Frequency
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to
the United States
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Reporting Safety Defects to
the Canadian
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . .
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Information
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409
410
410
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Cadillac. Normally, any concerns
with the sales transaction or the
operation of the vehicle will be
resolved by your dealer's sales or
service departments. Sometimes,
however, despite the best intentions
of all concerned, misunderstandings
can occur. If your concern has not
been resolved to your satisfaction,
the following steps should be taken:
STEP ONE : Discuss your concern
with a member of dealership
management. Normally, concerns
can be quickly resolved at that level.
If the matter has already been
reviewed with the sales, service or
parts manager, contact the owner of
your dealership or the general
manager.
STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management,
it appears your concern cannot be
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resolved by your dealership without
further help, in the U.S., call the
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center at 1-800–458–8006. In
Canada, call the Canadian Cadillac
Customer Care Centre at
1-888-446-2000.
We encourage you to call the
toll-free number in order to give your
inquiry prompt attention. Have the
following information available to
give the Customer Assistance
representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and
present mileage.
When contacting Cadillac,
remember that your concern will
likely be resolved at a dealer's
facility. That is why we suggest
following Step One first.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners :
Both General Motors and your
dealer are committed to making
sure you are completely satisfied
with the new vehicle. However,
if you continue to remain unsatisfied
after following the procedure
outlined in Steps One and Two, you
can file with the Better Business
Bureau (BBB) Auto Line® Program
to enforce your rights.
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered
by the Council of Better Business
Bureaus to settle automotive
disputes regarding vehicle repairs or
the interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you
may reject it and proceed with any
other venue for relief available
to you.
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You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free
telephone number or write them at
the following address:
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of
Columbia. Eligibility is limited by
vehicle age, mileage, and other
factors. General Motors reserves
the right to change eligibility
limitations and/or discontinue its
participation in this program.
STEP THREE — Canadian
Owners: In the event that you do
not feel your concerns have been
addressed after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One
and Two, General Motors of Canada
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Limited wants you to be aware of its
participation in a no-charge
mediation/arbitration program.
General Motors of Canada Limited
has committed to binding arbitration
of owner disputes involving
factory-related vehicle service
claims. The program provides for
the review of the facts involved by
an impartial third party arbiter, and
may include an informal hearing
before the arbiter. The program is
designed so that the entire dispute
settlement process, from the time
you file your complaint to the final
decision, should be completed in
approximately 70 days. We believe
our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
1-888-446-2000, or write to:
General Motors Cadillac Customer
Care Centre
General Motors of Canada Limited
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
The inquiry should be accompanied
by the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
Customer Assistance
Offices
Cadillac encourages customers to
call the toll-free number for
assistance. However, if a customer
wishes to write or e-mail Cadillac,
the letter should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
www.Cadillac.com
1-800-458-8006
1-800-833-2622 (For Text
Telephone devices (TTYs))
Roadside Service: 1-800-224-1400
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
Canada
General Motors of Canada Limited
Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
1-888-446-2000 (English/French)
Cadillac Roadside Service:
1-800-882-1112
Overseas
Contact the local General Motors
Business Unit.
Customer Assistance for
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users
To assist customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or speech-impaired
and who use Text Telephones
(TTYs), Cadillac has TTY equipment
available at its Customer Assistance
Center. Any TTY user can
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communicate with Cadillac by
dialing: 1-800-833-2622. TTY users
in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.
Online Owner Center
D (Preferred Dealer
.
Information) : Select a dealer and
view locations, maps, phone
numbers, and hours.
Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and
warranty information.
.
Retrieve favorite articles,
quizzes, tips, and multimedia
galleries organized into the
Featured Articles and Auto Care
Sections.
r (Warranty Tracking
Online Owner Experience
(U.S.) my.cadillac.com
Information) : Track your vehicle’s
warranty information.
The Cadillac online owner
experience allows interaction with
Cadillac and keeps important
vehicle-specific information in one
place.
active recalls or search by Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN). See
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
0 393.
.
Download owner manuals.
.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
H (Other Account Information) :
Roadside Service
View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio (if equipped), and OnStar
account information.
U.S./Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
Membership Benefits
E (Vehicle Information) :
Download owner manuals and view
vehicle-specific how-to videos.
G (Maintenance Information) :
View maintenance schedules,
alerts, and OnStar onboard vehicle
diagnostic information. Schedule
service appointments.
I (Service History) : View
printable dealer-recorded service
records and self-recorded service
records.
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J (Recall Information) : View
F (Live Chat Support) : Chat with
online help representatives.
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
Cadillac Owner Centre
(Canada) cadillacowner.ca
Visit the Cadillac Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
Only): 1-888-889-2438.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Calling for Service
When calling Roadside Service,
have the following information
ready:
. Your name, home address, and
home telephone number.
. Telephone number of your
location.
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.
Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
Cadillac Owner Privileges™
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out. A remote unlock may
be available if you have OnStar.
For security reasons, the driver
must present identification
before this service is given.
.
Emergency Tow from a Public
Road or Highway: Tow to the
nearest Cadillac dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
Description of the problem.
Coverage
Services are provided for the
duration of the vehicle’s powertrain
warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the
vehicle is covered. In Canada, a
person driving the vehicle without
permission from the owner is not
covered.
Roadside Service is not a part of the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to make
any changes or discontinue the
Roadside Service program at any
time without notification.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with a spare
tire. The spare tire, if equipped,
must be in good condition and
properly inflated. It is your
responsibility for the repair or
replacement of the tire if it is not
covered by the warranty.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: If your trip is
interrupted due to a warranty
failure, incidental expenses may
be reimbursed during the
Powertrain warranty period.
Items considered are hotel,
meals, and rental car or a
vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 805 km
(500 mi).
Cadillac Technician Roadside
Service (U.S. Only)
Cadillac's exceptional Roadside
Service is more than an auto club or
towing service. It provides every
Cadillac owner in the United States
with the advantage of contacting a
Cadillac advisor and, where
available, a Cadillac trained dealer
technician who can provide on-site
service.
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A dealer technician will travel to
your location within a 30-mile radius
of a participating Cadillac
dealership. If beyond this radius, we
will arrange to have your car towed
to the nearest Cadillac dealership.
Each technician travels with a
specially equipped service vehicle
complete with the necessary
Cadillac parts and tools required to
handle most roadside repairs.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: Pre-authorization,
original detailed receipts, and a
copy of the repair orders are
required. Once authorization has
been received, the Roadside
Service advisor will help you
make arrangements and explain
how to receive payment.
Services Not Included in
Roadside Service
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires,
chains, or other traction devices.
Service is not provided if a vehicle
is in an area that is not accessible
to the service vehicle or is not a
regularly traveled or maintained
public road, which includes ice and
winter roads. Off-road use is not
covered.
Fuel delivery: Reimbursement
is up to 7 liters. Diesel fuel
delivery may be restricted.
Propane and other fuels are not
provided through this service.
.
Alternative Service: If
assistance cannot be provided
right away, the Roadside Service
advisor may give you permission
to get local emergency road
service. You will receive
payment, up to $100, after
sending the original receipt to
Roadside Service. Mechanical
failures may be covered,
however any cost for parts and
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labor for repairs not covered by
the warranty are the owner
responsibility.
Scheduling Service
Appointments
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By
scheduling a service appointment
and advising the service consultant
of your transportation needs, your
dealer can help minimize your
inconvenience.
If the vehicle cannot be scheduled
into the service department
immediately, keep driving it until it
can be scheduled for service,
unless, of course, the problem is
safety related. If it is, please call
your dealership, let them know this,
and ask for instructions.
If your dealer requests you to bring
the vehicle for service, you are
urged to do so as early in the work
day as possible to allow for
same-day repair.
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Courtesy Transportation
Program
To enhance your ownership
experience, we and our participating
dealers are proud to offer Courtesy
Transportation, a customer support
program for vehicles with the
Bumper-to-Bumper (Base Warranty
Coverage period in Canada),
extended powertrain, and/or
hybrid-specific warranties in both
the U.S. and Canada.
Several Courtesy Transportation
options are available to assist in
reducing inconvenience when
warranty repairs are required.
Courtesy Transportation is not a
part of the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. A separate booklet
entitled “Limited Warranty and
Owner Assistance Information”
furnished with each new vehicle
provides detailed warranty coverage
information.
Transportation Options
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
Warranty service can generally be
completed while you wait. However,
if you are unable to do so, your
dealer may offer the following
transportation options:
For an overnight warranty repair, the
dealer may provide an available
courtesy rental vehicle or provide for
reimbursement of a rental vehicle.
Reimbursement is limited and must
be supported by original receipts as
well as a signed and completed
rental agreement and meet state/
provincial, local, and rental vehicle
provider requirements.
Requirements vary and may include
minimum age requirements,
insurance coverage, credit card, etc.
Additional fees such as fuel usage
charges, taxes, levies, usage fees,
excessive mileage, or rental usage
beyond the completion of the repair
are also your responsibility.
Shuttle Service
This includes one-way or round-trip
shuttle service within reasonable
time and distance parameters of
your dealer's area.
Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If overnight warranty repairs are
needed, and public transportation is
used, the expense must be
supported by original receipts and
within the maximum amount allowed
by GM for shuttle service. If U.S.
customers arrange their own
transportation, limited
reimbursement for reasonable fuel
expenses may be available. Claim
amounts should reflect actual costs
and be supported by original
receipts. See your dealer for
information.
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
Additional Program
Information
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at
every dealer. Contact your dealer
for specific availability.
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General Motors reserves the right to
unilaterally modify, change,
or discontinue Courtesy
Transportation at any time and to
resolve all questions of claim
eligibility pursuant to the terms and
conditions described herein at its
sole discretion.
Collision Damage Repair
If the vehicle is involved in a
collision and it is damaged, have the
damage repaired by a qualified
technician using the proper
equipment and quality replacement
parts. Poorly performed collision
repairs diminish the vehicle resale
value, and safety performance can
be compromised in subsequent
collisions.
Collision Parts
Genuine GM Collision parts are new
parts made with the same materials
and construction methods as the
parts with which the vehicle was
originally built. Genuine GM
Collision parts are the best choice to
ensure that the vehicle's designed
appearance, durability, and safety
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are preserved. The use of Genuine
GM parts can help maintain the GM
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Limited Warranty, and any vehicle
failure related to such parts is not
covered by that warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts
may also be used for repair. These
parts are typically removed from
vehicles that were total losses in
prior crashes. In most cases, the
parts being recycled are from
undamaged sections of the vehicle.
A recycled original equipment GM
part may be an acceptable choice to
maintain the vehicle's originally
designed appearance and safety
performance; however, the history of
these parts is not known. Such parts
are not covered by the GM New
Vehicle Limited Warranty, and any
related failures are not covered by
that warranty.
Repair Facility
Aftermarket collision parts are also
available. These are made by
companies other than GM and may
not have been tested for the vehicle.
As a result, these parts may fit
poorly, exhibit premature durability/
corrosion problems, and may not
perform properly in subsequent
collisions. Aftermarket parts are not
covered by the GM New Vehicle
GM also recommends that you
choose a collision repair facility that
meets your needs before you ever
need collision repairs. Your dealer
may have a collision repair center
with GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be
able to recommend a collision repair
center that has GM-trained
technicians and comparable
equipment.
Insuring the Vehicle
Protect your investment in the GM
vehicle with comprehensive and
collision insurance coverage. There
are significant differences in the
quality of coverage afforded by
various insurance policy terms.
Many insurance policies provide
reduced protection to the GM
vehicle by limiting compensation for
damage repairs by using
aftermarket collision parts. Some
insurance companies will not
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specify aftermarket collision parts.
When purchasing insurance, we
recommend that you ensure that the
vehicle will be repaired with GM
original equipment collision parts.
If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current
insurance carrier, consider switching
to another insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or
Genuine Manufacturer replacement
parts. Read the lease carefully, as
you may be charged at the end of
the lease for poor quality repairs.
If a Crash Occurs
If there has been an injury, call
emergency services for help. Do not
leave the scene of a crash until all
matters have been taken care of.
Move the vehicle only if its position
puts you in danger, or you are
instructed to move it by a police
officer.
Give only the necessary information
to police and other parties involved
in the crash.
If the airbag has inflated, see What
Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? 0 76.
For emergency towing see
Roadside Service 0 401.
Managing the Vehicle Damage
Repair Process
Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
. Driver license number.
In the event that the vehicle requires
damage repairs, GM recommends
that you take an active role in its
repair. If you have a pre-determined
repair facility of choice, take the
vehicle there, or have it towed there.
Specify to the facility that any
required replacement collision parts
be original equipment parts, either
new Genuine GM parts or recycled
original GM parts. Remember,
recycled parts will not be covered by
the GM vehicle warranty.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Vehicle license plate number.
.
Vehicle make, model, and
model year.
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
.
Insurance company and policy
number.
.
General description of the
damage to the other vehicle.
Choose a reputable repair facility
that uses quality replacement parts.
See “Collision Parts” earlier in this
section.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair,
but you must live with the repair.
Depending on your policy limits,
your insurance company may
initially value the repair using
aftermarket parts. Discuss this with
the repair professional, and insist on
Genuine GM parts. Remember,
if the vehicle is leased, you may be
obligated to have the vehicle
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repaired with Genuine GM parts,
even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
If another party's insurance
company is paying for the repairs,
you are not obligated to accept a
repair valuation based on that
insurance company's collision policy
repair limits, as you have no
contractual limits with that company.
In such cases, you can have control
of the repair and parts choices as
long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
Service Publications
Ordering Information
(U.S. and Canada Only)
Service Manuals
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the
engines, transmission, axle,
suspension, brakes, electrical,
steering, body, etc.
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Service Bulletins
Current and Past Models
Service Bulletins give additional
technical service information
needed to knowledgeably service
General Motors cars and trucks.
Each bulletin contains instructions
to assist in the diagnosis and
service of the vehicle.
Technical Service Bulletins and
Manuals are available for current
and past model GM vehicles.
Owner Information
Owner publications are written
specifically for owners and intended
to provide basic operational
information about the vehicle. The
Owner Manual includes the
Maintenance Schedule for all
models.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty
Manual.
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$40.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Without Pouch: Owner Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
ORDER TOLL FREE:
1-800-551-4123 Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see
Helm, Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
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Radio Frequency
Statement
This vehicle has systems that
operate on a radio frequency that
complies with Part 15/Part 18 of the
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with
Industry Canada Standards
RSS-GEN/210/216/220/251/310,
ICES‐001.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. The device may not cause
harmful interference.
2. The device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation of the
device.
Changes or modifications to any of
these systems by other than an
authorized service facility could void
authorization to use this equipment.
Reporting Safety
Defects
Reporting Safety Defects
to the United States
Government
If you believe that your vehicle
has a defect which could cause
a crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying
General Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar
complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that
a safety defect exists in a group
of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual
problems between you, your
dealer, or General Motors.
To contact NHTSA, you may call
the Vehicle Safety Hotline
toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:
1-800-424-9153); go to http://
www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
If you live in Canada, and you
believe that the vehicle has a safety
defect, notify Transport Canada
immediately, and notify General
Motors of Canada Limited. Call
Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 or write to:
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
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Reporting Safety Defects
to General Motors
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-458-8006, or write:
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
In Canada, call 1-888-446-2000,
or write:
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre, Mail Code: CA1-163-005
General Motors of Canada Limited
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Onatario L1H 8P7
Vehicle Data
Recording and
Privacy
The vehicle has a number of
computers that record information
about the vehicle’s performance and
how it is driven. For example, the
vehicle uses computer modules to
monitor and control engine and
transmission performance, to
monitor the conditions for airbag
deployment and deploy them in a
crash, and, if equipped, to provide
antilock braking to help the driver
control the vehicle. These modules
may store data to help the dealer
technician service the vehicle.
Some modules may also store data
about how the vehicle is operated,
such as rate of fuel consumption or
average speed. These modules may
retain personal preferences, such as
radio presets, seat positions, and
temperature settings.
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Event Data Recorders
This vehicle is equipped with an
event data recorder (EDR). The
main purpose of an EDR is to
record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road
obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s
systems performed. The EDR is
designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety
systems for a short period of time,
typically 30 seconds or less. The
EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
. How various systems in your
vehicle were operating;
. Whether or not the driver and
passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
. How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/
or brake pedal; and,
. How fast the vehicle was
traveling.
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These data can help provide a
better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and
injuries occur.
Note
EDR data are recorded by your
vehicle only if a non-trivial crash
situation occurs; no data are
recorded by the EDR under normal
driving conditions and no personal
data (e.g., name, gender, age, and
crash location) are recorded.
However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the
EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash
investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR,
special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the
special equipment, can read the
information if they have access to
the vehicle or the EDR.
GM will not access these data or
share it with others except: with the
consent of the vehicle owner or,
if the vehicle is leased, with the
consent of the lessee; in response
to an official request by police or
similar government office; as part of
GM's defense of litigation through
the discovery process; or, as
required by law. Data that GM
collects or receives may also be
used for GM research needs or may
be made available to others for
research purposes, where a need is
shown and the data is not tied to a
specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
OnStar®
If the vehicle is equipped with
OnStar® and has an active
subscription, additional data may be
collected through the OnStar
system. This includes information
about the vehicle’s operation;
collisions involving the vehicle; the
use of the vehicle and its features;
and, in certain situations, the
location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional Information
0 415.
Infotainment System
If the vehicle is equipped with a
navigation system as part of the
infotainment system, use of the
system may result in the storage of
destinations, addresses, telephone
numbers, and other trip information.
See the infotainment manual for
information on stored data and for
deletion instructions.
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OnStar
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview
OnStar Services
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412
412
413
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OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Conditions and Privacy Statement
for more details including system
limitations at www.onstar.com (U.S.)
or www.onstar.ca (Canada).
The OnStar system status light is
next to the OnStar buttons. If the
status light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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= Voice Command Button
Q Blue OnStar Button
> Red Emergency Button
This vehicle may be equipped with a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system
that can connect to an OnStar
Advisor for Emergency, Security,
Navigation, Connections, and
Diagnostics Services. OnStar
services may require a paid
subscription and data plan. OnStar
requires the vehicle battery and
electrical system, cellular service,
and GPS satellite signals to be
available and operating. OnStar acts
as a link to existing emergency
service providers. OnStar may
collect information about you and
your vehicle, including location
information. See OnStar’s Terms &
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
.
Off: System is off. Press Q
twice to speak with an OnStar
Advisor.
Press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Press
= to:
.
Make a call, end a call,
or answer an incoming call.
.
Give OnStar Hands-Free Calling
voice commands.
.
Give OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation voice commands.
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.
OnStar
Obtain the Wi-Fi® hotspot name
or SSID and password,
if equipped.
Press Q to connect to an
Advisor to:
. Verify account information or
update contact information.
. Get driving directions.
.
Receive a Diagnostic check of
the vehicle's key operating
systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
.
Manage Wi-Fi Settings,
if equipped.
Press > to get a priority connection
to an OnStar Advisor available
24/7 to:
. Get help for an emergency.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or
respond to an AMBER Alert.
.
Get assistance in severe
weather or other crisis situations
and find evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
Emergency Services require an
active, OnStar subscription plan
(excludes Basic Plan). With
Automatic Crash Response, built-in
sensors can automatically alert a
specially trained OnStar Advisor
who is immediately connected in to
the vehicle to help.
Press > for a priority connection to
an OnStar Advisor who can contact
emergency service providers, direct
them to your exact location, and
relay important information.
With OnStar Crisis Assist, specially
trained Advisors are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
provide a central point of contact,
assistance, and information during a
crisis.
With Roadside Assistance, Advisors
can locate a nearby service provider
to help with a flat tire, a battery
jump, or an empty gas tank.
Security
If equipped, OnStar provides these
services:
. With Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
OnStar Advisors can use GPS to
pinpoint the vehicle and help
authorities quickly recover it.
. With Remote Ignition Block,
if equipped, OnStar can block
the engine from being restarted.
. With Stolen Vehicle Slowdown,
if equipped, OnStar can work
with law enforcement to
gradually slow the vehicle down.
Navigation
OnStar navigation requires a
specific OnStar subscription plan.
Press Q to receive Turn-by-Turn
directions or have them sent to the
vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1. Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
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2. Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
3. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
Using Voice Commands
During a Planned Route
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Repeat.” System
responds with the last direction
given, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Get my destination.”
System responds with the
address and distance to the
destination, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to
cancel directions?”
Destination Download
3. Say “Yes.” System responds:
“OK, request completed, thank
you, goodbye.”
Subscribers can have directions
sent to the vehicle’s navigation
screen, if equipped.
Route Preview
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Route preview.” System
responds with the next three
maneuvers.
Repeat
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
Press Q, then ask the Advisor to
download directions to the vehicle’s
navigation system, if equipped. After
the call ends, the navigation screen
will provide prompts to begin driving
directions. Routes that are sent to
the navigation screen can only be
canceled through the navigation
system.
See www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
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Connections
The following OnStar services help
with staying connected.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
OnStar Wi-Fi® Hotspot (If
Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in
Wi-Fi hotspot that provides access
to the Internet and web content at
4G LTE speed. Up to seven mobile
devices can be connected. A data
plan is required. Use the in-vehicle
controls only when it is safe to
do so.
1. To retrieve Wi-Fi hotspot
information, press =, wait for
the prompt, then say “Wi-Fi
settings.” On some vehicles,
touch Wi-Fi Settings on the
screen.
2. The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some
vehicles, the connection type
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(no Internet connection, 3G,
4G, 4G LTE), and signal quality
(poor, good, excellent).
3. To change the SSID or
password, press Q or call
1-888-4ONSTAR to connect
with an Advisor.
®
OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App
(If Equipped)
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple® iOS,
Android™, BlackBerry®,
or Windows® mobile devices.
OnStar Subscribers can access the
following services from a mobile
device:
. Remotely start/stop the vehicle,
if factory-equipped.
. Lock/unlock doors, if equipped
with automatic locks.
. Activate the horn and lamps.
.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
OnStar Hands-Free Calling
.
Locate the vehicle on a map
(U.S. market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
Make and receive calls with the
built-in wireless calling service,
which requires available minutes.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Remote Services
Contact an OnStar Advisor to
unlock the doors or sound the horn
and flash the lamps.
OnStar AtYourService
OnStar Advisors can provide special
offers from restaurants and retailers
on your route, help locate hotels,
or book a room.
Make a Call
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing, including a “1” and the
area code. System responds:
“OK, calling.”
Calling 911 Emergency
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say “911” without pausing.
System responds: “911.”
4. Say “Call.” System responds:
“OK, dialing 911.”
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Retrieve My Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “My number.” System
responds: “Your OnStar
Hands-Free Calling number is,”
then says the number.
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
Diagnostics
Advanced Diagnostics provides a
status of the vehicle’s key systems
with a monthly e-mail, or by
pressing Q. Real-time Diagnostic
Alerts can be sent by email or text.
The Proactive Alerts feature (if
available) can help predict and alert
of potential upcoming maintenance
issues with select components on
the vehicle, before they become a
problem.
OnStar can also monitor and report
tire pressure, if the vehicle is
equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System.
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OnStar Additional
Information
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
. Prior to vehicle purchase. Press
Q to set up an account.
. With the OnStar Basic Plan,
every 60 days.
. After change in ownership and
at 90 days.
Transferring Service
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can cancel or change account
information.
Selling/Transferring the
Vehicle
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) immediately to
terminate your OnStar services if
the vehicle is disposed of, sold,
transferred, or if the lease ends.
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OnStar
Press Q to speak with an
Advisor.
Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
.
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible. The Advisor will update
vehicle records and explain OnStar
service options.
OnStar services cannot work unless
the vehicle is in a place where
OnStar has an agreement with a
wireless service provider for service
in that area. The wireless service
provider must also have coverage,
network capacity, reception, and
technology compatible with OnStar
services. Service involving location
information about the vehicle cannot
work unless GPS signals are
available, unobstructed, and
compatible with the OnStar
hardware. OnStar services may not
work if the OnStar equipment is not
properly installed or it has not been
properly maintained. If equipment or
software is added, connected,
or modified, OnStar services may
not work. Other problems beyond
the control of OnStar — such as
hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather,
electrical system design and
architecture of the vehicle, damage
to the vehicle in a crash, or wireless
phone network congestion or
jamming — may prevent service.
How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
Advanced Diagnostics, Remote
Services, Roadside Assistance,
Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and
Hands-Free Calling are available on
most vehicles. Not all OnStar
services are available everywhere
or on all vehicles. For more
information, a full description of
OnStar services, system limitations,
and OnStar terms and conditions:
. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827).
. See www.onstar.com (U.S.).
.
See www.onstar.ca (Canada).
.
Call TTY 1-877-248-2080.
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 408.
Services for People with
Disabilities
Advisors provide services to help
Subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc.,
that meets accessibility needs.
.
Provide directions to the closest
hospital or pharmacy in urgent
situations.
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to
communicate to deaf,
hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired
customers while in the vehicle. The
available dealer-installed TTY
system can provide in-vehicle
access to all OnStar services,
except Virtual Advisor and OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
A PIN is needed to access some
OnStar services. The PIN will need
to be changed the first time when
speaking with an Advisor. To
change the OnStar PIN, contact an
OnStar Advisor by pressing Q or
calling 1-888-4ONSTAR.
vehicle has not been started for
five days, OnStar can contact
Roadside Assistance or a locksmith
to help gain access to the vehicle.
Global Positioning
System (GPS)
.
Warranty
OnStar equipment may be
warranted as part of the vehicle
warranty.
Languages
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in multiple languages.
Press Q and ask for an Advisor.
Advisors are available in English,
Spanish, and French. Available
languages may vary by country.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote
Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle
Assistance after the vehicle has
been off continuously for five days
without an ignition cycle. If the
.
Obstruction of the GPS can
occur in a large city with tall
buildings; in parking garages;
around airports; in tunnels and
underpasses; or in an area with
very dense trees. If GPS signals
are not available, the OnStar
system should still operate to
call OnStar. However, OnStar
could have difficulty identifying
the exact location.
In emergency situations, OnStar
can use the last stored GPS
location to send to emergency
responders.
A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
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Cellular and GPS Antennas
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to
the vehicle. Do not place items over
or near the antenna to prevent
blocking cellular and GPS signal
reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage
or the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message
may come on. Press Q to try the
call again or try again after driving a
few miles into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service,
and GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features
to function properly. These systems
may not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
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Add-on Electrical Equipment
The OnStar system is integrated
into the electrical architecture of the
vehicle. Do not add any electrical
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 289. Added electrical
equipment may interfere with the
operation of the OnStar system and
cause it to not operate.
Vehicle Software Updates
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
software updates or changes to the
vehicle without further notice or
consent. These updates or changes
may enhance or maintain safety,
security, or the operation of the
vehicle or the vehicle systems.
Software updates or changes may
affect or erase data or settings that
are stored in the vehicle, such as
OnStar Hands-Free Calling name
tags, saved navigation destinations,
or pre-set radio stations. Neither
OnStar nor GM is responsible for
any affected or erased data or
settings. These updates or changes
may also collect personal
information. Such collection is
described in the OnStar privacy
statement or separately disclosed at
the time of installation. These
updates or changes may also cause
a system to automatically
communicate with GM servers to
collect information about vehicle
system status, identify whether
updates or changes are available,
or deliver updates or changes. An
active OnStar agreement constitutes
consent to these software updates
or changes and agreement that
either OnStar or GM may remotely
deliver them to the vehicle.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada). We
recommend that you review it. If you
have any questions, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827)
or press Q to speak with an
Advisor. Users of wireless
communications are cautioned that
the privacy of any information sent
via wireless cellular communications
cannot be assured. Third parties
may unlawfully intercept or access
transmissions and private
communications without consent.
OnStar - Software
Acknowledgements
Certain OnStar components include
libcurl and unzip software and other
third party software. Below are the
notices and licenses associated with
libcurl and unzip and for other third
party software please see http://
www.lg.com/global/support/
opensource/index and https://
www.onstar.com/us/en/support/
getdocuments.html
libcurl:
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Index
A
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Active Rev Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . 258
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 289
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Agreements
Trademarks and License . . . . . 201
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . 306
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
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Airbag System (cont'd)
Passenger Sensing System . . . . 77
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . 73
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Passenger Status Indicator . . . 120
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Alert
Lane Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . 274
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .245, 317
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Antenna
Backglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Multi-band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
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Index
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . 245
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Assistance Systems for
Parking and Backing . . . . . . . . . . 266
Audio
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . 169
Audio Players
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Automatic
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
B
Backglass Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Battery
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Battery - North America . . . .316, 362
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . 319
Bluetooth
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . 191, 192, 196
Brake
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . 123
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246, 248
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 229
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Back-up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Bulb Replacement (cont'd)
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . 322
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
C
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
California
Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . .291, 316, 362
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . 2
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Carbon Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Card Reader
SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . 3
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . 121
Check
Malfunction Indicator
Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . 85
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 98
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . 203, 207
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Clutch, Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . 404
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Competitive Driving Mode . . . . . . 252
Compressor Kit, Tire Sealant . . . 354
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Engine Temperature Gauge . . .118
Engine Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . .307, 309
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . 258
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
423
Customer Assistance (cont'd)
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Customer Information
Service Publications
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . 406
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . 404
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . 3
Data Recorder
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . 408
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Door
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . 65
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Index
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . 396
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . 245, 317
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . 266
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 270
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Competitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . 29
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . 223
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . 225
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Track Events and
Competitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . .203, 207
E
Easy Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electrical Equipment,
Add-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . 323
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . 294
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . 307, 309
Cooling System Messages . . . 138
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Engine (cont'd)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . 238
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . 408
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . 160
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . 162
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . 164
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 305
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Front Seats
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . 128
Requirements, California . . . . . 280
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . 323
Fuses (cont'd)
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Gauges
Engine Coolant
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 377
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
425
H
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . 164
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 128
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 162
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 129
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Heated Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heater
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . 341
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Index
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 223
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . 249
Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . 6
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 49
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
J
Jack
Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . 139
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . 31
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . 335
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . 163
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . 121
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Lamps (cont'd)
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . 275
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . 277
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . 125
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a
Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Light
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . 165
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Lights (cont'd)
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . 123
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning . . . . . . . 126
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 127
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 162
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . .119
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Service Electric Parking
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . 126
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . 255
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 128
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . 379
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . 121
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Matching
Active Rev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Battery Voltage and
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
427
Messages (cont'd)
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . 138
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Object Detection System . . . . . 140
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . 143
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Manual Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Mirrors (cont'd)
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . 49
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Monitor System, Tire
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Multi-band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
N
Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . 229
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . 303
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . 84
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . 400
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
OnStar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . 412
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . 406
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246, 248
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 319
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . 237
Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 266
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . 77
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . 291
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Phone
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . 191, 192, 196
Port
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . 235
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . 70
Premium Care Maintenance
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Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . 408
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . 403
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . .291, 316, 362
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . 407
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Radios
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Rear Axle
Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . 65
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 366
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . 83
Replacing LATCH System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 407
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ride Control Systems
Limited Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . 255
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
429
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . 396
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . 71
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 407
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . 402
SD Card Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Sealant Kit, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Seats
Easy Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Index
Seats (cont'd)
Heated Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . 59
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . 56
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Securing Child Restraints . . . . 96, 98
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Self-Sealing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . 292
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 392
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Parts Identification Label . . . . . 392
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . 402
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . 274
Signals, Turn and
Lane-Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Special Application Services . . . . 385
Specifications and
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Start Assist, Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Steering (cont'd)
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . 102
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System
Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168, 409
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . 399
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . 46
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . 59
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Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Pressure Monitor Operation . . 342
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . 341
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Run-Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Sealant and Compressor
Kit, Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Self-Sealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Terminology and Definitions . . 337
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 351
Tires (cont'd)
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . 284
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 284
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 366
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286, 288
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Track Events and
Competitive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . 255
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286, 288
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Fluid, Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
431
Transmission (cont'd)
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . 349
Universal Remote System . . . . . . 156
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Updates
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Identification Number (VIN) . . . 392
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . 148
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Index
Vehicle (cont'd)
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . 125
Vehicle Care
Storing the Tire Sealant
and Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . 361
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . 276
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Washer, Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . 351
Wheels (cont'd)
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . 89
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . 319
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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